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Arjun Penance
2004-03-07 oochappan

Arjun Penance

Mamallapuram

Back to Mamalla, let's go tourist-sightseeing, before I go to my favourite spots.

The world's largest bas-relief, the 'Penance of Arjuna', is 96ft long and 43 ft high, carved on two adjacent boulders. The figure of' Shiva with an ascetic Arjuna to his left, standing on one leg gives a mythical and realistic impression among the many other figures. This figure is a scene from the Bhagavad Gita, wherein Arjuna asks shiva for help in defeating his enemies.

BTW Did you know the Beatles were here too, incognito for


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