Thursday, December 18, 2014

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 Rajarajapuram.



This place is known for Airavateswarar Temple, which is a rare specimen of architectural and sculptural workmanship.



We visited the place while touring the state of Tamil Nadu along with other cities like  TanjoreGangaikondacholapuram and Kumbakonam. 

29 comments:

krishna said...

beautiful pictures of some breath taking beauties...

Al said...

That is an incredible temple, it must be even more impressive in person.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

This looks really beautiful Rajesh...

Jeevan said...

Excellent captures on the temple towers!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful. Such amazing artistry and architecture.

Bibi said...

I have been to Tanjore. Beautiful.

George said...

The Airavateswarar Temple is absolutely fantastic! The sculptures are amazing.

Jim said...

Beautiful.
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ladyfi said...

Wonderful architecture!

Photo Cache said...

beautiful shot.

Leovi Leovi said...

Great photos, just spectacular architecture, great artwork !!

Thomas Lee said...

very delicate and detailed one

visualnorway said...

Very impressive!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The temple looks like an intricate, multi-tiered wedding cake. Gorgeous.

R Niranjan Das said...

Wonderful architecture!

Ela said...

Just gorgeous architecture !

robin. said...

so much detail in the buildings. stunning work!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Small town, big temple!

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eileeninmd said...

Amazing details and a beautiful temples. Lovely buildings and photos.. Have a happy week!

Judy said...

Incredibly detailed sculpture!!!

Karen Hayward-King said...

Really nice shots of those buildings...

Cathy Keller said...

Beautiful. I've been gone so long I'd forgotten what lovely pictures you take!! Cathy

Wandering Wren said...

The detail is just exquisite - the hours of workmanship is incredible
Happy Christmas Rajesh!
Wren x

Chie Nicolaisen said...

The more you explore your country, the more I fall in Love India.

Merry Xmas.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Architecturally magnificent temple - falls under Grand Chola Monuments and maintained by ASI !

Donna said...

I really love the architecture of these temples.

magiceye said...

It is beautiful!

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

Awesome pictures of the marvelous architectural splendors.

Sri Kri said...

Nice shot of the lovely temple.:)

Cheers,
Sriram & Krithiga