Sunday, November 1, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - Places 9


The Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram ,the name “Seven Pagodas” has served as a nickname for the south Indian city of Mahabalipuram, also called Mamallapuram, since the first European explorers reached the city. The phrase “Seven Pagodas” refers to a myth that has circulated in India, Europe, and other parts of the world for over eleven centuries. Mahabalipuram’s Shore Temple, built in the 8th century CE under the reign of Narasimhavarman II, stands at the shore of the Bay of Bengal. Legend has it that six other temples once stood with it.
An ancient Brahman legend explains the pagodas’ origins in mythical terms. Since the topic was rather large we deciced to bring the story in 2 parts.Both parts have been published.

Read more about it on MFS, with videoclip.

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