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Address: Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.

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awesome architecture

Huge place ...tons & tons of green pastures outside the temple perimeter. Inside, is a architectural marvel...must visit

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge place ...tons & tons of green pastures outside the temple perimeter. Inside, is a architectural marvel...must visit

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Hindu temple located in a small town called Darasuram, near Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. I had been to this place on 17th Jan 2017. Temple was clean, tidy and simple. There was absolutely no crowd and we loved to stay here for long. We knew about the Bull & Elephant statue... More 

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Russellville, Alabama
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

The horse chariots and elephant stairways are excellent and there was only a few people there when I visited mid afternoon. There were a couple of "priest" hustling visitors to come into their chamber for ritual as an excuse for rupees.

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Thank Robert H
Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

darasuram is a shiva temple where lord shiva is worshipped as airavatesvara and godess parvathi as periya nayaki . the temple is with out any rush

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

airavateswara temple darasuram is a hidden gem just 10 km from town of kumbakonam tamilnadu . one can see eight hundred years old temple architecture lord shiva is worshiped as airavateswara its a amazing and jaw dropping dravidian temple architecture

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Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Don't miss this temple on your visit. Has beautiful sculptors. Calm and serene atmosphere. Views from the temple is really good.

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Malaysia
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Just like raja raja cholan temple, his grandsons temple also is equally beautiful and nice architecture. Very serene environment and less crowded. Just near to this temple there is a village selling handwoven saree at a very reasonable price. Very beautiful sarees.

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Unlike Brihadeshwar temple at Thanjavur, this temple is quite less crowded. Visit in the rainy season can be fun because of greenery and rains.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

If Tanjore is majestic in size, Darasuram(Iravadeswarar Temple) is meant to be known for miniature sculptures. The Sculptures which is not even the height of our baby finger depicts the ability of Tamil Sculptor. Mark my words, you will lose your whole day if you get to know the full beauty of Darasuram temple.

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Thank koormathi
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit.a famous painting was found in that temple.it is mystrious as like monolisa painting sound produce when hitting stones in seven steps produce sapthaswara lord siva temple

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