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Address: Near Arjuna Penance, Mahabalipuram, India

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Old rock temple

This is a very ancient rock temple located near arjuna penance. Best to sit for some time in the evenings

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
karthikeya r
Bengaluru, India

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very ancient rock temple located near arjuna penance. Best to sit for some time in the evenings

Thank karthikeya r
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of ten rathas and is carved out of pink granite. That was the only thing that surprised me after i had visited all other rathas, shore temple and other heritage sites. I would recommend a visit as you can cover all other sites including this within a day and really connect with history of the place. But... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a monolithic rock temple. It is one of ten rathas carved out of pink granite within the group of monuments of the Pallava period.

Thank Biddy50
Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Ganesh Ratha is not one of the famous Pancha Rathas and is, in fact, part of the hill monuments of Mahabalipuram. Located near Krishna's Butter Ball and Arjuna's Penance, this is an active temple, which was carved out of a single rock and is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple is closed during the afternoons but one can see... More 

Thank iammanish2015
Vadodara, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 896 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

After visiting the group of Panch pandav mandap , Krishna mandap and Arjun’s penace we moved to one of the finest monolithic three storeyed Ratha resembling with the Bhim Ratha of Panch Rathas from the point of view of the roof form . The gable ends of the wagon roof have a finial showing a human head decorated by trident... More 

Thank Dilip S
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Ganesha Rath - Created by Sigle rath and well maintained This temple alone allowed for Local pooja.. but still maintained

Thank Duraisamy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is another monolithic temple, containing an idol of Ganesh, with beautifully intricate carvings. The idol is clearly a source of devotion with incense burning and a lovely garland around his neck. It is situated close to the giant rock and in lovingly-tended grounds.

Thank BigWoo
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The entire temple carved in one single rock ! this temple located near the Krishna butterball and the lawn well maintained and clean nice to see that. keep the place clean

Thank sunilvattoth47
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This temple is located near Krishna's butter ball. This is again, a monolithic structure and the only one which is used for the purpose of worship. It houses a beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha. We reached in the afternoon and the temple was closed. Nonetheless, you can see the idol from outside and of course, appreciate the wonderful carvings of... More 

Thank Kunal M
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had visited this small rock cut temple located in the complex maintained by Archeological Survey of India during our sightseeing in Mahabalipuram. This temple is located between Arjuna Penance on one side and Krishna Butter Ball on other side. We were informed by our guide that temple was dedicated to Lord Ganesh and has been originally built by Pallava... More 

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