Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mamallapuram Part 5 : Pancha Pandavar Ratham

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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Full set of PHOTOS

I loved this musical slide show of these snaps..(below)..!


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  1. Lovely place , very well captured by you

  2. Looks absolutely rustic... Very very beautiful, loved the sculptures and all the pics...

  3. I'm sitting here with my mouth hanging open as I've never seen anything like this before. Simply breathtaking, I cannot find the words to describe just how beautiful I find this.

  4. TGS- Thanks for the compliments

    Arti-It really was awesome when I visited it in person, Thanks for the nice words..

    Petty Witter, Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
    I was awe-struck too when I first visited this place. I visited it thrice already in a month. I am sure, will not mind visiting it again if an opportunity presents itself..

  5. I can only repeat what Petty has written! Absolutely breathtaking and gorgeous and I love the music! Superb captures, fantastic post for the day! Thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty of your country!


  6. Such beautiful images...am used to seeing these images of Mahibalipuram always :) Is it really close to the beach?

  7. Sridharan, Nice capture. Your camera has caught the beauty of the sculptures well.

  8. Thanks Siddhartha, It is close to the beach..but not on the beach that you see the waves from there.

  9. Thanks Chitra.. The subject is such that any camera would capture the beauty equally well.


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