The Oldest Lighthouse In Asia!

The Oldest Lighthouse in Asia!

  • It’s an incredibly mysterious building on top of a huge grey-white granite rock, known as Olakkannesvara Mandir. 
  • Built by Pallava king Mahendravarman I in 630 CE. 
  • The Shiva Mandir functioned as lighthouse to emit light & served as navigational aid for ships in the sea.
  • The Olakkannesvara Temple also known as, "the Old Lighthouse" in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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The Oldest Lighthouse In Asia!