Bhima Ratha is a monument inside the Pancha Rathas complex at Mahabalipuram, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, in the Kancheepuram district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is an instance of monolith Indian rock-cut architecture. Dating from the past due 7th century, it is attributed to the reign of King Mahendravarman I and his son Narasimhavarman of the Pallava Kingdom. The complete complicated is below the auspices of the Archaeological Survey of India, and is one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram specific as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in view that 1984.
Resembling a chariot, it's miles carved out of a single, lengthy stone of granite. Though every so often mistakenly known as a temple, the shape changed into now not consecrated as it become no longer finished following the death of Narasimhavarman I. The structure is named after one of the Pancha Pandavas, of epic Mahabharata repute, even though the nomenclature isn't supported by using its iconography. It is dedicated to Vishnu.