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#Darasuram Airavateshwara Temple. About 15 min from Kumbakonam, this was built by Raja Raja Chola II in the 12th century . Known for its exquisite sculptures & marvellous workmanship. It is under ASI, a UNESCO heritage site & daily rituals done by Thanjavur Maratha Palace.
The prakaram is much smaller than Brihadeeshwara and Gangaikonda Cholapuram but has probably the best miniature sculptures.
The courtyards and Mantapas having beautiful pillars
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Child Birth in Ancient TamilNadu!

It is tried here to focus the attention of the Scholars on the method of Child Birth in Ancient TamilNadu. The earliest source material for knowing method is the Sangam Literature (5th CE BC to 5th CE AD) which have no direct bearings about it!
But it refers to the bathing of Mother after the delivery of a Child!

#MaduraiKaanchi (ll: 600-603) & #Natrinai mention the purificatory bath of the Mother after having delivered a Child!

#Natrinai (370: 3-4) also refers to the custom of a bath of Ghee by it delivered Mother!
🔹The Teeth of Tiger was tied around the neck of the Child - #Kurunthogai (161: 3-4)

🔹A Rattle like ornament was also worn to the Child - #Purananuru (198: 1-5)
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