Blog Posts - Airavatesvara Temple



Ancient Indian Entrance & Exit Signs Revealed - Airavatesvara Temple, Darasuram

 I am currently researchingat the Darasuram Temple in India and wanted to show you something very interesting. As you can see there are lots of both local and foreign tourists that come to visit these temples and they often complain that there a...

Optical Illusions of Ancient India - III - Dandy Dancers of Darasuram

The Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram is a gold mine for sculpture buffs.  Here you can see this fabulous sculpture of a team of dancers. A girl dances in the middle flanked by 2 men who are playing musical instruments. At first sight, this carv...

Hilarious 850 Year Old Sculptures at Airavatesvara Temple, India

While visiting the Airavatesvara temple in India, I was struck by a curious carving on one of the walls which shows a man beating his wife. He is actually pulling her hair and you can see the wife taking it quietly. As you can see, this is an isolate...

Optical Illusions of Ancient India - II - Darasuram Temple

The ancient Airavatesvara Temple in India is known for its wonderful sculptures. On one of the walls, you can see this strange animal  sculpted at least 850 years ago. As you can see it has 8 legs and a very unique face! Now quick, What do you s...

Airavatesvara Temple: A True Dravidian Architecture

Airavatesvara Temple is a Hindu temple built by King Rajaraja Chola II in 12th Century.  The temple is situated in a small town called Darasuram near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu and it is also recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  ...
by Fascinating India on Jul 21, 2011


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