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Address: Near Arjuna Penance, Mahabalipuram, India
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Finest Monolithic Three Storeyed Ratha

After visiting the group of Panch pandav mandap , Krishna mandap and Arjun’s penace we moved to one of the finest monolithic three storeyed Ratha resembling with the Bhim Ratha... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dilip S
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Vadodara, India

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the group of Panch pandav mandap , Krishna mandap and Arjun’s penace we moved to one of the finest monolithic three storeyed Ratha resembling with the Bhim Ratha of Panch Rathas from the point of view of the roof form . The gable ends of the wagon roof have a finial showing a human head decorated by trident... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Ganesha Rath - Created by Sigle rath and well maintained This temple alone allowed for Local pooja.. but still maintained

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is another monolithic temple, containing an idol of Ganesh, with beautifully intricate carvings. The idol is clearly a source of devotion with incense burning and a lovely garland around his neck. It is situated close to the giant rock and in lovingly-tended grounds.

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Thank BigWoo
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The entire temple carved in one single rock ! this temple located near the Krishna butterball and the lawn well maintained and clean nice to see that. keep the place clean

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This temple is located near Krishna's butter ball. This is again, a monolithic structure and the only one which is used for the purpose of worship. It houses a beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha. We reached in the afternoon and the temple was closed. Nonetheless, you can see the idol from outside and of course, appreciate the wonderful carvings of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We had visited this small rock cut temple located in the complex maintained by Archeological Survey of India during our sightseeing in Mahabalipuram. This temple is located between Arjuna Penance on one side and Krishna Butter Ball on other side. We were informed by our guide that temple was dedicated to Lord Ganesh and has been originally built by Pallava... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is another "Ratha Temple"! All those monolithic structures in Mahabalipuram are called "Rathas", as they resemble the processional chariots of Hindu temples. However, the "Ganesha Ratha Temple" is the only totally finished "Ratha" (while the other "Rathas" are incomplete) and dedicated to religious purposes: a Lord Ganesha shrine. This "Ratha" was originally dedicated to Lord Shiva, but in the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is also a world heritage site built by pallava dynasty. It consists of five rathas (chariots). First for draupadi, second for arjuna, third for nakul & sahdeva, then comes bheema ratha, next is dharmaraj yudhisthira ratha and finally and the only fully completed ratha is Ganesha Ratha. You can laso find different structures carved out of rocks here. Nice... More 

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Rath temple is another marvel of art in mahabalipuram. It is totally mesmerized feeling to see that the temple is built from a single rock. Its in the shape of ratha and there is a idol of lord Ganesh inside the temple.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This seems to be the complete ratha in Mahabalipuram. It is near Arjuna' Penance on one side and Krishna's Butterball on the other. You will also see beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha here.

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