Darasuram: Architecture and Iconography
Front facade of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Front facade of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)

The Airāvateśvara temple in Darasuram, dating from the second half of the 12th century, is one of the major temples erected by the Cōḻa dynasty. This CD-ROM provides a near exhaustive documentation on the architecture and the iconography of Shiva temples and of the goddess, completing that found in Françoise L’Hernault’s book published by the EFEO in 1987. The large photographic documentation spans fifty years (1956-2006), allowing to observe the damages and restorations that these monuments have faced. Also included in the CD-Rom are plans and drawings from the 1987 book. Each image is accompanied by a note (identification, location, description, etc.) and a search engine gives access to images corresponding to criteria defined by the user.
Keywords : Darasuram, architecture, iconography, Cola
Product : CD-ROM, Online Application with small images