The Draupadi Ratha is a monument inside the Pancha Rathas complicated at Mahabalipuram, previously called Mamallapuram, 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 monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. Dating from the overdue 7th century, it's far attributed to the reign of King Mahendravarman I and his son Narasimhavarman I of the Pallava Kingdom. The complete complicated is under the auspices of the Archaeological Survey of India, and is one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram precise as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984.
Resembling a chariot, it is carved out of a unmarried, lengthy stone of granite. Though once in a while mistakenly referred to as a temple, the structure become no longer consecrated because it became now not completed because of the death of Narasimhavarman I. The shape is named after the not unusual consort Draupadi of the Pancha Pandavas of epic Mahabharata repute, though the nomenclature is not supported by means of history. The unfinished structure is devoted to the goddess Durga.