Trimurti Cave Temple, Mahabalipuram


Trimurti Cave Temple is a 7th century ancient rock-cut temple, which is built on a 100 ft high cliff. The temple is located towards the north of Ganesha Ratha. This cave temple is devoted to three supreme gods of Hindus, Brahma-the creator, Vishnu-the preserver and Shiva-the destroyer.

The temple also features carvings of Shivalingam and Lord Brahma in the first two cells. Goddess Durga trampling Mahishasura’s, the buffalo-headed demon, head is engraved in the third cell.

In close vicinity to the temple, a rock-cut zoo is constructed. This zoo has sculptures of elephant and other animals.

Timings – Opening & Closing:

Monday – Friday: 7.00 AM – 7.00 PM

Saturday: 7.00 AM – 7.00 PM

Sunday: 7.00 AM – 7.00 PM

Public Holidays: 7.00 AM – 7.00 PM

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