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Beautiful Temple of an ancient period

One of the beautiful temple In Tamilnadu. The temple was built in 12th Century by Chola King. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and is called Airavatheshwara Temple. It is built in the form of an Chariot. It has beautiful carvings on the ceiling. One of the good example of Chola Architecture. It is a must see temple . Darasuram is also famous for its silk sarees.

Darasuram Overview

Darasuram is a small town located in the district of Thanjavur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It is a panchayat town and is located a mere 3 km from the town of Kumbakonam. Darasuram is an ancient town and is about 380 km from the state capital Chennai. The town was originally called Rajarajapuram and later on got the name Darasuram. It is a small town and has a population of around 15,000.

Darasuram is known for its famous Airayateswara temple which is an ancient temple built in the 12th century by Rajaraja Chola II. The temple has been identified as a World Heritage Monument by UNESCO. The temple is known for its exquisite architecture and the beautiful stone carvings on the walls and pillars. The sculptures depict different stories of Lord Shiva.

The front pedestal is designed like a huge chariot being pulled by horses. Pilgrims and devotees from all over visit the temple to offer their prayers. Adjacent to the temple is another temple called the Periya Nayaki Amman temple, which is dedicated to the main deity's consort.

Darasuram is quite close to Tanjore which is a popular tourist site in Tamil Nadu and is famous for the Brahadeeswarar Temple built by King Raja Cholan. Tanjore is around 35 km from Darasuram and can be easily reached either by bus or by a taxi both of which are easily available.

The town experiences a tropical climate and the summers are quite hot and humid. The best time to visit Darasuram is during the winter months of December to February which enjoy a cooler climate and pleasant temperatures.

The nearest airport is the airport at Trichy. By train, the town is well connected to important towns and cities in Tamil Nadu. Road connectivity to the town is also quite good.

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Darasuram Temple, Darasuram

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Darasuram Temple, Darasuram
Darasuram Temple, Darasuram

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Chetana Siddagangaiah

Darasuram Temple, Darasuram
Darasuram Temple, Darasuram

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Chetana Siddagangaiah

Darasuram Temple, Darasuram

There is so much to see in Darasuram.

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