Chennai: The Shore Temple overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal

First Published Dec 5, 2020, 12:26 PM IST

There is a temple named Shore Temple which was built in 700-728 AD

<p>There is a temple named Shore Temple which was built in 700-728 AD. These pictures are taken from a Twitter account with the handle @hinduacademy</p>

There is a temple named Shore Temple which was built in 700-728 AD. These pictures are taken from a Twitter account with the handle @hinduacademy

<p>The unique name is because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is located near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.</p>

The unique name is because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is located near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

<p>It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD.&nbsp;</p>

It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. 

<p>At the time of its creation, the site was a busy port during the reign of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty.</p>

At the time of its creation, the site was a busy port during the reign of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty.

<p>It is a temple of shrines and complex.&nbsp;</p>

It is a temple of shrines and complex. 

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