Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Tamil Nadu

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Visit Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, one of the main shrines of Lord Shiva worship in India since the Classical period. The current design of the temple, adorned with bronze and stone statues depicting various religious deities, dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Admire the design's rich philosophical meaning, such as its nine gateways that symbolize the nine orifices in the human body. Likewise, the hall next to the Artha Mantapa features 18 pillars, recalling the 18 Puranas, or sacred Hindu writings. The temple stands tall over the Sivaganga, a tank that can be reached by a flight of stone stairs leading to the pool's base. For Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and beyond, use our Chidambaram holiday builder to get the most from your Chidambaram vacation.
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  • A visit to one of the most holy places in tamilnadu was on the cards for sometime. We went at about 6 in the evening. We had a great darshan with harthi and the evening pooja too. Left feeling peacefu...  more »
  • Beautiful temple dedicated to Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of the dance. Big four gopurams (or rounds) mark the entrance to the sanctuary.
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  • this temple is amazing in architecture and granite stone crafted very detail, i have not to say more about the design as it is say in all other review, but please not to miss the crafted stone before ...  more »
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  • This a place one should visit at least once in a lifetime. Blissful place. Words won't be enough to explain the experience. The best time to visit is from 9pm to 10pm. The divine energy one can really feel here. The process of meditation happens here on its own if you simply keep quiet and close the eyes.
  • ! One of the biggest temples that I have been. Truly remarkable architecture - real marvel of ancient ages.. Truly amazed by the construction of the temple with no technology or electricity in those days..
  • Temple that has the right vibrations to provide you with all the energy of the cosmos. Magic of the cosmic dancer. Be there to feel it. Cherish the moment you spend there by seeking inner peace. Architecture is typical of any South Indian temple. First time visitors will be surprised to see Govindaraja Perumal very near to the cosmic dancer - Lord Nataraja. This temple is for people who want to find inner peace or one's own self and connect to the eternal cosmic energy. Must visit. Summers could be brutal in this part of the world. So be there during not so hot months of the Indian calendar.
  • Centuries old Nataraja temple with massive Gopurams. An architectural master piece. An ideal visiting place for religious and international tourists
  • A big temple. Awesome one. Very clean and neat. Ppeaceful
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