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"Gorgeous Architecture"

Adorned with stunning sculptures, elaborate carvings and intricate inscription, the Airavatesvara Temple is the UNESCO world heritage site - Dedicated to Lord Shiva and built in the 12th-century, this magnificent temple is a living example of the richness of the culture of the Chola dynasty.

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Airavatesvara Temple

Airavatesvara Temple is a Hindu temple of Dravidian architecture located in the town of Darasuram, near Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This temple, built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century CE is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur, the Gangaikondacholisvaram Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram that are referred to as the Great Living Chola Temples.


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