Dharmaraja Ratha

Pancha Rathas, Mamallapuram

Here is a view of Dharmaraja's south roof. Half-figures, large in relative scale, look out over the roof, while other faces occupy the chandrashala windows. Square pillars set into fenced platforms support barrel-shaped (shala) "rooflets." On the lower eave of the roof is a line of rainspouts, sculpted in the shape of torsos.