A swordswoman at the Airvateswara temple in Darasuram

Darasuram – a Temple and a Weaver

Darasuram – one time part of the capital of the mighty Chola empire – is home to the imposing and living Airavateswara temple, categorized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. After being on our wish list for a decade and a half, it finally got ticked off last January. Here’s an account of the trip, as well as a bunch of pictures. Bonus: a quick visit to a silk weaver’s workshop-home!

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