The structural temple built with blocks of granite is now standing as a testimonial to the rich heritage of India. It is well known for being the first stone structure constructed by the Pallavas. Unlike no other the shore temple is a 5 storied monolithic temple, serving as a landmark by the day and a beacon by night.
The work of art has 3 prominent shrines, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. True to its name, it overlooks the shore of the sandy beaches of Mahabalipuram. The exhilarating temple is an exciting combination of ancient history and natural splendor. The temple is the backdrop of the famous Mahabalipuram dance festival. It is also a dream world of Tamil arts and exhibits. You will see a stone carved sleeping Lord Vishnu in this temple. It is very peaceful and tranquil place.