Ganesh Ratha Temple


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Ganesh Ratha Temple Overview

Ranked 9 of 22 sightseeing in Mahabalipuram

Ganesh Ratha Temple is a beautiful temple in Mahabalipuram constructed by the Pallavas. This structure is built in Dravidian style and is located towards the north of Arjuna Penance. It has been beautifully carved out from a rock that resembles a chariot.

Earlier, this temple was lord Shiva's shrine but now it is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. There used to be lingam in this temple, which has now been replaced by the idol of Ganesha. Among all the other ratha temples, it is the only completed structure.

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Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
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6:00 AM -7:00 PM
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6:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval3.9/5

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Temple of Lord Ganesha

A Beautiful Temple just ahead of Arjuna Penance. Ganesh Ratha Temple is a live temple where lord Ganesh is worshiped by pujari regularly. I prayed along with my wife on 24. 2. 2015. Nice place to visit at Mahabalipuram.
  • Temple of Lord Ganesha
  • Temple of Lord Ganesha

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

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The Temple Originally Dedicated To Lord Shiva

This temple is beautifully carved inscriptions listing the royal titles of Parmeshwara Barman. This temple is built in Dravidian style. It is situated to the North of Arjuna's Penance, artistically carved from a single rock, which resembles a chariot. As it was the Shrine of Lord Shiva but now dedicated to his elephant headed son Lord Ganesha. At the place of lingam an image of Lord Ganesha is placed. Among all the ratha means chariot temples, this is the only completed structure. This is a great attraction.

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