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Mamallapuram

  • 02 Sep 2019
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Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu is expected to be the venue for the second India-China informal summit.

  • Besides holding talks, the leaders of both countries are likely to make a visit to the ancient monuments in the area.
    • The monuments in the area have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • During the first informal summit in Wuhan (in China) in April 2018, the leaders had made a visit to the Hubei provincial museum.
  • Recently, Mamallapuram had also hosted the Defence Expo 2018, an annual event of the Union Defence Ministry.

About Mamallapuram

  • Mamallapuram, also called Mahabalipuram or Seven Pagodas, is a town that lies along the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, 60 km south of Chennai.
  • The town’s religious centre was founded by a 7th-century Hindu Pallava King—Narasimhavarman, also known as Mamalla—for whom the town was named.
  • It contains many surviving 7th- and 8th-century Pallava temples and monuments, chief of which are the sculptured rock relief popularly known as “Arjuna’s Penance,” or “Descent of the Ganges,” a series of sculptured cave temples, and a Shiva temple on the seashore.
    • The town’s Five Rathas, or monolithic temples, are the remnants of seven temples, for which the town was known as Seven Pagodas. The entire assemblage collectively was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

Source: TH

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