Tiger Caves – rock cut temple:-

Tiger caves is one of the oldest monumental places near Mahaballipuram, East coast road, Chennai India belongs to the period between 7th century AD and 9th century AD.

Tiger cave’s is a perfect picnic spot and ideal place for nature photography. You can laze around, climb small rocks and enjoy a breath of fresh air over here. It is an ideal destination for nature lovers and art lovers. If you visit Mamallapuram to see the popular Pallava sculptures belonging to 7thcentury AD, ensure that you visit Tiger’s Cave too. Tiger’s Cave has got its name from a cave set apart among the rocks with a crown of carved tiger heads around the temple. In fact, it is a misnomer as you cannot find tiger’s figures but massive Yazhis (a mythological animal).

You cannot find any deity in this temple which is believed to be dedicated to the goddess Durga. There are large and impressive figures of yazhis located in front of the caves. The rock has carvings which tell some events related to the goddess Durga, and hence it is believed to be a temple of Durga. It is photographer’s delight to climb up this rock and pose for photographs.

This historical place is believed to be one among the sculptures and temples in Mamallapuram built by Pallava kings Narasimhavarman and Rajasimhavarman. The complex also houses a rock cut Shiva temple and an ancient Muruga temple unearthed by Tsunami in 2004 AD. Another attraction of the place is calm, serene and neat beach. The complex, which is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India, is dotted by palm, casuarinas and other trees.

 

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Camera, light, colors & fun:-

Light is the basis of all photography. Without light, we are all left in the dark.

Light is one of a photographer’s most important considerations. In fact, any photograph captures the effect of light on objects, whether taken in natural light or the warm glow of incandescent light. A photographer who understands how the eye and lens perceive the color spectrum can make full use of light in photography.

Here is a series of images taken by me, solely for fun and learning to play with light & colors.

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