A Temple of Mysterious Shadow

Be it architecture, art, unfolding mysteries, among other aspects, most of the ancient temples have their unique mark in one or the other aspect. One such temple with an unique feature is the Chaya Someshwara Temple/Trikootaalayam, often termed as the ‘Temple of Relentless Shadow (Chaaya)’. Built  by Chola kings of the Ikshwaku Dynasty, in around 11-12th century, the temple is so unique that the idol of main deity in garbhalaya, Lord Someswara, notably has a relentless shadow, falling on it standstill, on it all through the day. Continue reading “A Temple of Mysterious Shadow”