The sights of Mahabalipuram
February 20, 2012 • Spiritual Adventures
Up early this morning with the morning mist still hanging over the swimming pool at our beautiful hotel. After a meditation class near the beach, we set off to see more of the sights of Mahabalipuram.
First stop is the Shore Temple a 1200 year old temple perched just above the Bay of Bengal. For more than 1000 years waves have crashed against the temple, leaving the ocean facing side beautifully worn away. It’s now protected by a seawall. Markley, Debbie and Charlie take in the sights.
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