Dharmaraja Ratha

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Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham

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This carving is probably a portrait. It is one of several carvings of kings and queens decorating this ratha. The Dharmaraja Ratha is the largest of the five. It consists of a sanctuary of 3 storeys, bordered by miniature buildings and surmounted by an octagonal dome. These rathas may have been experimental, made as architects' models for temples. This would explain the diversity of the models, probably submitted for royal approval.

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Pallava-- Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) - Pallava, architecture, stone sculpture, book scan

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