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Airavateswara Temple at Darasuram, India : A Chola repository of micro carvings and sculptures – Part 2

Airavateswara Temple at Darasuram is a Chola repository of micro carvings and sculptures. For first-timers who are visiting this temple, it could be a bit daunting and overwhelming as to where and what to look, which sculpture to ponder over and which to give a miss, as it happened in my case. These two posts, …

Darasuram

Darasuram Airavateswara Temple,UNESCO Site in India -A Chola repository of micro carvings and sculptures – Part 1

“Darasuram is near our Swamimalai, isn’t it?”, asks my grandma. “Why do you want to go there? The temple there is in ruins”, she continues. This news disappoints me a bit. I ask her when had she visited the temple last, as, she frequents our family temple at Swamimalai often. She answers ’long back’. I …

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Ayutthaya Temples and Ruins : 10 Photos to help you plan a trip to this UNESCO Site

Ayutthaya Temples and Ruins – UNESCO Site A couple of years back when Lucknow was our home for a short period,  we frequented Ayodhya – the Hindu pilgrimage town on the banks of the revered  Sarayu, a river that flows through the central verdant plains of Uttar Pradesh in India. Ayodhya, one of the ancient …