Mamallapuram Shopping

  • Shopping for Statues
    Shopping for Statues
    by Donna_in_India
  • Shopping for Statues
    Shopping for Statues
    by Donna_in_India
  • Buying sculptures and shopping
    Buying sculptures and shopping
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    Stone-Cut Sculptures

    by Donna_in_India Written Feb 24, 2013
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    You'll find stone cutters in the Mamallapuram complex and on the roads leading in/out of Mamallapuram. It's very interesting to watch the craftsmen at work. You may get a little pressure to buy but decline politely if not interested.

    The statues make a wonderful souvenir/gift from India. Statues - mostly Hindu deities - come in all sizes (from a few pounds to hundreds of pounds) and all price ranges, so you'll be able to find something you love!

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    Buying sculptures and shopping in Mamallapuram

    by mehulraj Written Dec 31, 2012

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    What to buy: Buying sculptures and shopping in Mamallapuram

    There are lot of shops around the main sightseeing places. And the best part of visiting I was able to see real people working on those amazing sculptures. They got huge sculptures which can only be lifted by cranes and at the same time they got tiny sculptures which can be held in palm.

    There are few fancy shops are available all around Mamallpuram where we can buy these sculptures but I prefered to buy it from real people who are really working hard and putting whole lot of effort to finish one master piece. And apart from that there will be definitely a huge price difference between shop and these real people’s own work. On the way to Ratha you will find lot of shops, I cannot call it “shops” actually it’s a workshop where these guys you will find working and on the backyard they got their home.

    I wished I could have bought huge Lord Ganesha sculpture for my home instead I settled with small sculpture of Lord Ganesha. I hope when you visit you enjoy visiting these shops too. Apart from these sculptures shop you will few other shops selling gift articles where you will find all other places you visit in India. I did not spent time there to see what they are selling.

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    A whole street full of granite carvers: Granite statues

    by cadzand Updated Mar 22, 2005

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    Granite statues

    If you don't find what you're looking for, here in this street, just outside the Aruna's Penance Monument, you won't find it nowhere else.
    What a pity those statues are so heavy. I would have liken a enormous Shiva in my back garden.

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    Near the Shore Temple: So much local craft

    by cadzand Written Mar 3, 2005

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    Once outside the Shore Temple so many street-vendors are selling handcarved granite statues of all kind, leather sandals, table cloth, nice bronze art objects at a good price.

    Before leaving the Shore Temple there is a very good Local craft shop, with cushion covers of all kind, paper boxes, pashmina's, wooden, bronze and granite statues big and small, jewels, etc. etc. Don't forget the bargaining !

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    Poompuhar Handicrafts Emporium: Handicrafts

    by radz Written Nov 14, 2003

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    Sea Shells at Poompuhar Handicrafts  Emporium

    She sells sea shells inthe sea shore. :)) ,Try to tell fast this sentence .:))..I just rememeber this whenever i saw sea shells.

    Would like to buy soapstone images of Hindu gods, woodcarvings, jewellery ,sea shells this is the place.Poompuhar Handicrafts Emporium .Its goverment emporiam,way to Shore temple rightside you can see this shop.Not big shop but here can get things for fixed price.

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    Outside Arjuna's panance: Granite statues

    by cadzand Written Mar 3, 2005

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    Artist on the job

    The artist as well restores the old statues, as carves new ones. From a small souvenir to a heavy and enormous artwork.
    It sometimes takes him several months to clear the job.

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    Local shops: Sea Shells

    by radz Written Nov 14, 2003

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    Street shops

    Pic is street shop near Arjuna's Penance
    One can see small shops like this all monuments.

    What to buy: Local craft items,sea shells& small gift items.

    What to pay: Have to bargain.

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    • Archeology
    • Architecture

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