Who established Mahabalipuram?

Who established Mahabalipuram? 

(A) Pallava 

(B) Pandya 

(C) Chola 

(D) Chalukya 

Answer: (A) Mahabalipuram, derived from ‘Mamallapuram’, is the prior and colloquial name of a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, now officially called Mamallapuram. Mahabalipuram was a 7th-century port city of the South Indi and dynasty of the Pallavas near the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The name Mamallapuram is believed to have been given after the Pallava king Narasimhavar man I, who took on the epithet Maha-Malla (great wrestler) as the favourite sport of the Pallavas was wrestling. It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Who established Mahabalipuram?   (A) Pallava   (B) Pandya   (C) Chola   (D) Chalukya

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