Cave temples of the Pallavas

This is one of the most unique visits by the prastara team, perhaps a great start for us. With the help of Dr.K.R.Srinivasan’s book, we marked the places to be visited and we followed the map. Many cave temples which were the starting point for the wonderful South Indian Art & Architectural tradition were explored, documented and studied. It was a two day visit and we were thrilled by the beauty of Thondaimandalam and the beautiful locations that Pallvas chose to create such marvel. Here we must mention on the second day, we stumbled upon a Hillock which had most beautiful panel with the 24 theerthankaras of Jainism. Here it was decided to visit and document the Jaina monuments in Tamilnadu.