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Shore Temple

Shore Temple

Mahabalipuram, India

The Five Rathas are 5 stone temples all carved from a single rock. These 7th century temples are named after the 5 brother heros of the epic Mahabharata. These Rathas were under ground until 200 years ago when the British excavated them. They still aren't sure how deep they go as the had to stoop digging because water started coming up. It is believed that they were built as architectural models since each one has a different style.