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The Five Monoliths at Mahabalipuram, Chennai

Five monoliths or rathas is a group of chariots belongs to the mythological characters in Mahabharata, Pandavas. This group of rathas are hewn out of solid rock to form five free-standing temples. The rathas here are named as Draupadi ratha, Arjuna ratha, Bhima ratha, Dharmaraja ratha and Nakula-Sahaceva ratha.

Mahabalipuram, a World Heritage Site, is situated on the Coromandal coast to the south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu state, India. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram or Mammallapuram stands as a testimony to the Pallava group of architecture.