Mamallapuram (Tamil Nadu): At the world-famous sculpture town of Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram, formerly Mahabalipuram, the sculpting business transcends the religious divide. Members of three major religions -- Hinduism, Christianity and Islam -- are involved in the business of sculpting and trading in idols of Hindu gods and also other items. Located on the Coromandel coast, Mamallapuram, sporting the Unesco World Heritage Site tag, is famous for its stone carvings and stone temples of the Pallava dynasty period.

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