Airavateswara Temple, Thanjavur
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Airavateswara Temple

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About Airavateswara Temple

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Airavateswara temple is one of the pilgrimage attractions offered by the temple town of Thanjavur. Airavateswara temple, situated nearby Kumbakonam at Darasuram, is dedicated to Lord Airavateshwara or Lord Shiva.

As per legends, Airavata, the white elephant who is the vehicle of Lord Indra, worshipped Lord Shiva here to get relieved of the colour curse from Sage Durvasa.  It is believed that Airavata, with blessings from Lord Shiva, retained its white colour by bathing in the sacred water of this temple.

Airavateswara temple also has a minor shrine dedicated to Lord Indra with his mount Airavata.
 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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"Clean and well maintained"

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  • Posted Oct 4, 2014
It is situated in Darasuram .The temple is renovated at past Mahamaham and garden is maintained nice till now. It is also a stone temple with wonderful sculptures. Avoid going during rainy season. Any bus to kumbakonam via tanjore leads you to temple. Kumbakonam is 5km from temple with all facilities of lodging, guides, travels and variety of foods to eat. There are small shops and hotels nearby temple to get snacks and Tiffin.
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