This is one of the most popular monument of Mamallapuram...! I will place it along with Arjuna Penance in magnificence and elegance..!
The five Rathas is a set of magnificent monolithic rock temples. Panch is a Hindi world which means ‘Five’. These fine rock temples are located in a sandy compound. Rathas in English means charriots.
The Rathas have an association to the great epic Mahabharata which describes the heroes of Mahabharata with their wife Draupati which is termed as pancha pandava rathas. The five rathas are (i) Draupadi’s Ratha, (ii) Arjuna’s Rath, (iii) Nakul – Sahadev’s Rath, (iv) Bhima Rath and (v) Dharamraja Yudhistar’s Rath.
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I loved this musical slide show of these snaps..(below)..!