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HILLMAN INDIA ADVENTURE
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South India: Gallery 20a
TEMPLE 2:
Pancha Rathas ~ 5 Rathas II
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Each of the five monuments in the Pancha Rathas complex resembles a chariot (ratha), and each is carved over a single, long stone or monolith of granite.  Though sometimes mistakenly referred to as temples, the structures were never consecrated because they were never completed following the death of Narasimhavarman I.

Architecturally, these structures were representations of Chinese and Hindu mythology. 

Sue-On at last had the opportunity to go through her morning Tai Chi ritual in a secluded spot behind the giant stone elephant and a pile of giant boulders. Then it was time to move on to the shore of the Bay of Bengal to explore the Shore Temple.











SUE-ON'S MORNING TAI CHI WORKOUT


Leaving for the Shore Temple

GALLERY 20a
5 RATHAS ~ PANCHA RATHAS TEMPLES

1. Five Rathas :: 2. Pancha Rathas :: Outtakes


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