Shiva’s Manifestations

Mahashivratri, "the great night of Shiva", is one of those festivals that I looked forward to as a kid ...it allowed us to forgo the healthy veggies and pulses in meals for much tastier sweetmeats and special dishes...praying and fasting like adults never ever featured in the year long wait for the auspicious day. Celebrated on…

In Shiva’s Refuge At Airawateshwara Temple, Darasuram

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Airawateshwar Temple is one of the three Great Living Chola Temples. Built in 1162, by Raja Raja II the age old traditions are still followed in prayers and festivals. Darasuram is an hour's drive from Thanjavur and buses and taxis are easily available. Tour operators operate one-day, three-days and five-day tours for…