Mahabalipuram, derivative from 'Mamallapuram' is a settlement in Kancheepuram district in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. It has an common distance from the ground of 12 metres (39 feet).It has a variety of significant monuments built mainly between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and has been confidential World Heritage Site.
Mahabalipuram was a 7th century seaport town of the South Indian period of the Pallavas around 60 km south beginning the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The name Mamallapuram is thought to have been given after the Pallava king Narasimhavarman, who took on the epithet Maha-malla as the favourite activity of the Pallavas was wrestling.
The monuments are generally rock-cut and monolithic, and comprise the premature stages of Dravidian structural design wherein Buddhist essentials of plan are highly evident. They are constitute by cave temples, monumental rathas , sculpt reliefs and structural temples. The pillar are of the Dravidian order. The sculpture are admirable examples of Pallava art.
The Pallavas support Buddhism, Jainism, and Brahminism, and were regulars of music, painting, and journalism. Now the town is a alternative and tourist centre. It contain a institution present coaching in construction and temple statue.