Daily Archives: April 7, 2009


297: Connect.

296: The connection is the Airavata, the elephant of Lord Indra in Hindu myth. The river in Myanmar, Irrawaddy supposedly derives from Airavata or Iravati, the mother of Airavata. The Airavateswara temple in Darasuram, Tamil Nadu, a world heritage monument, supposedly houses the lingam worshipped by Airavata and hence named for it.