Culture – Chariot Temples of India

This post takes a look at those temples of India which have been built in the form of Chariots. The list is as below:

  1. Pandhapandava Rathas, Mahabalipuram – built by Narasimha Varma I of Pallavas.
    • Of the five rathas, Dharmaraja Ratha is the largest.Rathaofmahabalipuram
  2. Airavateshwara Temple, Darasuram – built by Cholas.Airavateshwara
  3. Vittala swamy temple, Hampi – built by Vijayanagara rulers.VIttala
  4. Sun Temple, Konark – built by Kalingas.
  5. Sun Temple, Modhera – built by Solangis.
    • Here the primary deity is in the chariot form.
  6. Chitragupta temple, Khajuraho – built by Chandela Rajputs.
    • Here also, the primary deity (Sun God) is in the chariot form.
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