Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa Cave Temple; also called Yampuri is an example of Indian rock-reduce architecture dating from the 7th century, of the Pallava dynasty. It is a rock-cut cave temple positioned on a hill, close to a lighthouse, at the side of different caves in Mamallapuram. It is the one of the greatest testimonials of historic Vishwakarma sculpture. Mamallapuram, additionally popularly called Mahabalipuram, is a small village to the south of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
The temple is a part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1984. This Cave Temple has many exciting architectural functions of three exquisitely carved reliefs at the cave partitions of three sanctums are prominent. One is of Vishnu reclining at the seven hooded serpent, Adisesha, every other of Durga, the principle deity of the cave temple slaying the buffalo headed demon Mahishasura, and the third sanctum also has a sculpture of Vishnu. The cave also depicts many scenes from the Puranas Hindu mythology stories in Sanskrit dating from the 5th century AD.