Thanjavur to Darasuram

A tour from Thanjavur to Darasuram is one of the major trips that are often planned by the tourists who come to visit Thanjavur. The tourists who have a special affinity for the religious structures associated with the religion of Hinduism should not miss the opportunity of visiting this place.

The most significant attraction of Darasuram is the Airavatesvara Temple. The Airavatesvara Temple is located at a distance of about 3 kms towards the south-west of another popular tourist destination called Kumbakonam.

The Airavatesvara Temple was established by Raja Raja II in the period from 1146 to 1163 AD. This temple is considered very pious by the devotees of the Hindu religion. Many Hindu pilgrims from across the country come to visit this temple ona trip to Darasuram.

Other than religious reasons, the Airavatesvara Temple is also very popular because of the architectural expertise reflected in the entire structure of the temple.

This religious place of Darasuram also has a lot of historical importance. It is one of the oldest Chola temples. The Airavatesvara Temple was set up to pay homage to Airavatesvarar or Linga. Devendran's elephant called Airavatham used to worship Linga. The temple has got its name from this association. This temple, being the major crowd-puller of the region, has been renovated by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Another temple has been established in the region called the Amman temple. This temple is meant for the worship of Goddess Deivanayagi Amman.

To travel to Darasuram one can avail the railway station of the place, which is situated on the Thanjavur- Madras route.

Last Updated on 06 December 2011