Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Figurines in colourful stones on the streets of MAHABALIPURAM

Mahabalipuram was a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It is believed to have been named after the Pallava king Mamalla. Read more here.
I found some lovely figurines in stone sold by some vendors on the streets of mahabalipuram. These can form a part of your south indian decor scheme. At very affordable prices, they are beautifully carved out in all kinds of stones (variuos colours). I also found out that there are some exclusive shops in Mahabalipuram where you could get made to order designs.





Visit Mahabalipuram for one of those exquisite pieces....

5 comments:

Devi said...

Loved it...I am craving for a Ganesha idol like this

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

It is a pleasure to meet you, Vasudha. I spent quite a lot of time looking carefully at your blog and learning about you, your great talents and your vibrant home...India! Even though we live far from one another, we seem to share the same artistic desire of finding the beauty within our surroundings. Thank you for also visiting me in my corner of the world...kindly yours, Rose

Preethi Prabhu said...

These look lovely. I have been wanting to get a carved stone figurine. Did u get any??

Veda Murthy said...

did u buy any? liked the buddha!

Deepa Raman said...

another one from tamilnadu :)..we used to go there through the ECR very often in our college days :)