Created 6-May-22
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Frame and Fire Series 6. Part 1 The Five Rathas (Chariots) Complex
The love affair with the Z7 camera system continues resulting in more visits to Mamallapuram. Bright sunny weather and lovely skies added to the thrill. Here is one set of photographs of the iconic Five Rathas complex. This series is presented in two parts.
Part 1 depicts the Five Rathas complex. Part 2 – Shore temple will be posted separately.
These are five free standing temples carved out of a rocky hillock located in the sand dunes near the Mamallapuram hill. The monolithic shrines are said to resemble processional temple cars - known as ‘rathas’. The group has come to be known as Five Rathas. Local tradition has also named the Five Rathas after the Pancha Pandavas or the Five Pandava brothers of the Mahabharat epic. Historians opine that these rathas are in no way connected to the five Pandava brothers of the Mahabharat epic. All these Five Rathas are in an unfinished condition and gives the impression that the work had been suddenly halted. Reasons not clear or unknown.

Hope you like the pictures.

Shankar Adisesh
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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Temples
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