Foundation laid by Rajaraja Chola in 1002 C.E.
Construction started in 1004 C.E.
Installation of the linga in 1005 C.E.
Completion of main structure in 1009 C.E.
It was built by Rajendra Chola I in Gangikondacholapuram, his new capital in 1025 CE. The consecration of the temple was in 1030 C.E.
The temple was built at Darasuram in Kumbhakonam in 12th century.