Travel, World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Site : Darasuram

The temple town of Kumbakonam, about 3 kms from Darasuram, is where my grandparents live, and also where my mom grew up (more on that some other time). My dad and I went there on a 1-day trip, and squeezed in a visit to Darasuram, to see the Airavateshwara temple, built by the Chola king Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century AD. The presiding deity of this temple is Airavateshwara, a form of Lord Shiva.
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  • Reply padmajav October 9, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Awesome pics! Darasuram temple is one of my favourite temples!!

  • Reply ~mE May 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    I want to do a trip to all temple in TN. There are some really beautiful temples and lot of mythology significance. Just imagine the number of stories you get to hear/learn…so exciting!

    My inspitration to do this is from a book called Smile of murugan 🙂

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