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Tiger Cave is a rock-cut Hindu temple complex constructed by the Pallavas in the 8th century, located in the hamlet of Saluvankuppam near Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu
A splendid mandapa which holds a shrine devoted to goddess Durga which has big stunning figures in facade.
The statement here is on the battle of Goddess Durga and Mahishasura. There are number of charges in this Mandapam from that of the Mahishasura Mardini Mandapam. The stature of Somaskanda is found in Athiranachanda Mandapa to the south of Tiger cave.
It obtained its name from the carvings of tiger heads on the mouth of a cave which forms a part of the complex.
The site is located on the coast of Bay of Bengal and is a popular picnic spot and tourist destination. The temple is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
The discovery of an inscription on a gravel outcrop in the Tiger Cave complex in 2005 led to the excavation of a Sangam period Subrahmanya Temple.