Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Airavetesvara temple of Darasuram is built with a subtle balance almost like a fusion of intricate designing mingled with sculptural narrative plus exquisite carvings which are either small panels on its columns or depictions in large images in niches or recesses elaborately covering the entire temple.

Originally called Rajarajasvaram or Rajarajeshvara it was built by the Chola king Rajaraja II (1146-1173) who like his ancestors utilized his colossal wealth earned through his extensive conquests in building long-lasting stone temples and exquisite sculptures and you will find many still stand proudly articulating those glorious days. How to reach Airavatesvara temple at Darasuram?

Tag : Travel Tamil Nadu | Content: | Image: Shriram Swaminathan | Update: 17-Mar-2021