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    5 Rathas
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    Pancha Pandava
    by Canadienne

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    Macro view of the 5 Rathas

    by bradbeaman Written Mar 3, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This is the picture you are going to end up with of the 5 Rathas (stone carved chariots) if you are a foreigner and too cheap to pay the 250 Rupees to go in and get a closer look. On the plus side you can use the money you saved to buy lunch at an upscale place.

    Here is where you will find the elephant, nandi and lion stone carvings.

    5 Rathas

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    Pancha Pandava

    by Canadienne Updated Apr 9, 2003

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    Favorite thing: A mile south of the main section of Mamallapuram, there is another group of rock-cut temples called the Pancha Pandava. Constructed in the 7th and 8th centuries, four of the temples are carved from a single boulder.

    There is also a giant lion and elephant.

    This site is pay entry ~ higher for foreigners than for Indians ($5 US if I recall correctly, but think of all the good your money will do).

    Pancha Pandava
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    Arjuna's Penance

    by Canadienne Updated Apr 9, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Carved during the Pallava dynasty (4th through 9th centuries), Arjuna's penance is the biggest single piece of rock-carving. It extends about four times the length of the section in the photograph, illustrating the descent of the river Ganga (a natural divide in the rock) from the sky.

    Section of Arjuna's Penance
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    Arjuna's Penance Part 2

    by Canadienne Written Apr 9, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Although this piece is most commonly known as Arjuna's Penance, we were told that there is actually some debate over who the central figure really is. . .

    Another Section of Arjuna's Penance
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    Krishna's Butterball

    by Canadienne Updated Apr 9, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Yes, it is in fact just a giant boulder. . .but not only does it look as if it is ready to start rolling, but it still manages to draw a collection of goats into the shade underneath.

    Krishna's Butterball
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