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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