Saturday, December 31, 2005

The Olakanathan Temple on a hill top at Mamallapuram. This is a Shiva Temple, and the deity is referred to as the Olakaneeswaran, a reference to the fiery third eye. According to popular legend this temple top acted as a light house, with a fire lit on top, when Mamallapuram was a main port during the Pallava regime over 1,300 years back. Posted by Picasa


Rajesh Raghupati said...

Next time I go to Mahabs, I will definitely not miss this kovil.

R. Balaji said...

It is a nice place. You get a good view from there.