Blog Posts - Darasuram



8 Legged Acrobat is 800 Years Old - Incredible Indian Sculpture!

Hey guys, I am at the Darasuram Temple in India and let's take a look at this sculpture of a woman with 8 legs. This is a flexible acrobat with one head, two hands and four bodies. It is better to watch it in the video below. This is the 8 legge...

Poetry in Stone - 31

This is thirty first in the series on the rich cultural heritage of temples in India. The ancient temples of India are richly carved and they behold ones attention for their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f...
by My Indian Travel on Apr 24, 2016

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...

Darasuram

Darasuram is a small town in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is in the Tanjore district just 3 km from the temple town of Kumbakonam. This ancient town originally was known by the name... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full link...
by My Indian Travel on Dec 17, 2014

Poetry in Stone - 23

This is twenty-third  in the series on the rich cultural heritage of temples in India. The ancient temples of India are richly carved and they behold ones attention for their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by My Indian Travel on Oct 26, 2014

Poetry in Stone - 18

This is eighteenth in the series on the rich cultural heritage of temples in India. The ancient temples are richly carved and they behold ones attention for their craftsmanship. Most... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by My Indian Travel on Feb 23, 2014

Airavateswarar Temple, Darasuram

Darasuram is a small village at a distance of 34 kms from Tanjore or 3 kms from Kumbkonam. This place is known for Airavateswarar Temple, which is a rare specimen of architectural and sculptural... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by My Indian Travel on Mar 10, 2013


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