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5 Rathas

The word ratha means chariot - but this is an incorrect expression for these structures because the rathas are not chariots, but really Vimanas. These five rathas have been named after the five Pandavas of Mahabharata - Dharmaraja; Bhima; Arjuna; Draupadi; and Sahadeva and Nakul (one ratha named after the two brothers Sahadeva and Nakul). But once again, they have no connection with the Pandavas of Mahabharata. http://www.travellady.com/Issues/April05/1401Mahabalipuram.htm Dharmaraja, Bhima, Arjuna, Draupadi, Sahadeva, Nakul
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