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Ganesha Ratha

Historical

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Mahabalipuram Bus Station): 0.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Arjuna's Penance

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of nearly 0.5 Km from Mahabalipuram Bus Station, Ganesh Ratha Temple is located towards the north of the Arjuna's Penance. It is a temple carved out from a rock to resemble a chariot and is built in Dravidian style of temple architecture. It was once dedicated to Lord Shiva. But when the original lingam was removed, the temple came to be known as the temple of Lord Ganesh.

It has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of 'Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram'.