These photographs are of a small group of temples in close proximity to each other in a small compound, and this cluster is near the famous Shore Temple and other famous Mahabalipuram temples in the vicinity.
Note the small independent temples in this temple compound at Mammallapuram. Sculptures of Elephants are often find in and around Indian Hindu temples as this animal is considered sacred to Hindus. The elephant connotes attributes like abundance, fertility, strength and wisdom.
A view of the temples at Mahabalipuram with the blue sky in the foreground.
A closer look at the carvings and figures of the temples.