Descent Of The Ganges, Mahabalipuram Overview

Descent of the Ganges is a monument in Mahabalipuram dedicated to the legend of Goddess Ganga's descent to Earth. There is a giant open-air rock relief carved on two monolithic rock boulders that relate the famous legend of Bhagirath doing penance and leading the Goddess onto the earth. Some historians also believe that the carving are of Arjuna's penance instead to receive Pasupatha Astra to defeat the Kauravas.

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