Naag Dev at Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Vasuki, the king of Nagas in an Anjali mudra at Airavatesvara Temple - Anjali means to offer and being an avid devotee of Shiva, Nagaraja is offering his prayers to receive blessings from Shiva. How to reach Airavatesvara temple at Darasuram?

Nagaraja literally means King of Snakes and is applied to Anantha or Shesha nag, Takshak, and Vasuki and all three are brothers as they are children of Kashyap rishi and Kadru. Whilst Anantha the eldest is a devotee of Vishnu - Vasuki the youngest is an ardent devotee of Shiva - whereas Takshak represents the venomous aspect of why we should fear snakes.

Tag : Magnificent Airavatesvara Temple | Content: | Image: Richard Mortel | Update: 17-Mar-2021