Ganesh Ratha Temple, Mahabalipuram

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  • It is a small temple, located on the front, from the entrance of the park with the Butterball. You can see Buddha bars have. It is still offering a living temple.
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  • Another beautiful rock-cut structure at Mahabalipuram, I think this is the only one which is still active as a temple. There is a deity of Ganesha where aarti/pooja is still held and is not just a scu...  more »
  • This temple is beautifully carved inscriptions and in a peaceful environment and in greenary.It is artistically carved from a single heavy rock, which resembles a chariot. As it was the Shrine of Lord...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic temple with intricate carvings. It is within the historic complex of monuments that houses Krishna's Butter Ball, Arjuna's penance, among others
  • Great for people interested in history. Well maintained.
  • One of the complete ratha structure in mamallapuram. Located near the butter ball rock.
  • This is beautiful place. It is one of the visiting place in mahabalipuram.
  • This place is very well maintained and pooja is still carried out here. Ganesh is gigantic and divine here. This is Dravidian temple made in single rock from pallava period.

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Given the importance of its major attractions, Mahabalipuram offers a good number of accommodations across its main urban area. Thanks to the popularity of its coast, it has a large number of accommodations by the beach, too. Choose between the backpacker-friendly area around Othavadai Street, where budget hostels and boutiques provide the main options, and the massive resorts along the beach. Alternatively, Chennai lies just two hours away by bus, so many travelers choose to stay in the large city to the north and simply take day trips Mahabalipuram.
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