Pillared Hall, Airavatesvara Temple- Darasuram

Pillared Hall- Airavatesvara Temple
Pillared Hall- Airavatesvara Temple

The Airavatesvara Temple is a UNESCO Heritage listed monument located at Darasuram, Tamil Nadu. It was built in the 12th century and survives to this day as an exquisite piece of art and architecture.

Pillars, Pillars, Pillars
Pillars, Pillars, Pillars

Every pillar in the hall has carvings on almost every inch of it’s surface- depicting scenes from mythology and everyday life in those times.

Panel in the Pillar
Panel in the Pillar

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    Those are lovely pictures!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Apar says:

    Good pictures Suks! Will have to visit some day…probably soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks Apar, yes these are must visit destinations- especially because they are right here ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re well!

  3. Nirmala says:

    Amazing structures. Glad we saw them.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Yes me too

  4. Lav says:

    You should do this pillared hall as a black and white photo. It is so meditative.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Maybe the next photo for the challenge ๐Ÿ™‚

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