Varaha Cave Temple, Mahabalipuram

#5 of 15 in Historic Sites in Mahabalipuram
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Varaha Cave Temple is located in Mahabalipuram. For Varaha Cave Temple and beyond, use our Mahabalipuram driving holiday planning site to get the most from your Mahabalipuram vacation.
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  • This temple is located in the same premises as Krishna's butterball and Arjuna's penance. It is one of the many must- visit temples of Mahabalipuram. The cave temple has beautifully carved lion...  more »
  • As you drive to the parking you are amazed by the site of the temples that make up this Unesco world Heritage Site. Our guide explained the different temples, cave temples which have never been...  more »
  • Varaha cave has a large pillared hall with life size stone sculptures. It is dedicated to Lord Varaha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Varaha is shown with four arms, carrying Bhu Devi. Sculptures of Shiva in the form of 4 armed Gangadhara holding the river Ganges, Gajalakshmi, Adi Sesha, the divine serpent in the human form, Lord Vishnu with four arms, Harihara & 8 armed Durga standing on the buffalo can be seen
  • Nice sculptures, even on the roof; This cave is one among the multiple sections of Mahabalipuram area. The sculptures are still preserved with much detail.
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