Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Darasuram.

We were very excited to visit the heritage site Darasuram, known for it's Airavateshwara ( Shiva) Temple. It is a very old temple which is being restored by UNESCO.

The temple at Darasuram is known to be one of the three replicas of the world famous Brihadeshwara Temple of Tanjore. The architecture, carvings and frescos were breathtaking.

I came back with mixed feeling about Darasuram, a bit saddened by the fact that we as Indians haven't realised the value of such great architectural splendor and a little optimistic that the government is getting it restored. Better late than never!

2 comments:

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you so much for the posting you left on my site. Your blog is beautiful. Are you originally from India or have you lived elsewhere? I would love to visit India one day, it looks so pretty.

Arch said...

Yes, India is a beautiful country. You should definitely visit it.