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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  • Although the street entrance to the temple is quite dirty and you have to do a short tour barefoot, the truth is that it doesn't matter because then you find yourself with a beautiful temple where see the fervor of the Hindus and, of course, make you thousands of photos with them always you l or they ask for.
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  • This temple is very beautiful place to get blessed from natraj Shiva, lots of shop selling statue of lord Shiva in the form of natraj, inside the temple there is shop selling different food item.  more »
  • This temple has 108 representations of Shiva dancing. It is always multiples of 3. 1 + 0 + 8 = 9. The 3.6.9 are very important. It is essential to go with a guide if you do not understand anything. It...  more »
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  • Nataraja Temple. Non government. Study for Chidambara Rahasya before going for appreciation. Photography inside Temple is not permitted. Lots of scope for development works. One of the largest premises within temple compound in world
  • Big temple!!! You may spend 2-3 hours to look around the temple. I would recommend, evening visit to the temple on the regular days. On the auspicious day of Sivarathri, there will be Nattiyanjali- where many bharathanatyam dancers would come all around the world to perform their talents dedicating to the Lord Shiva.
  • State of art infra. Got a chance to see the Chidambara ragasiyan 😇 during evening Pooja.
  • Ancient temple, an incident happened long ago in this temple was recreated by kamal Hassan in dashavataram movie. There's both Vishu and shiva sanidhis.
  • I saw thillai nataraja temple lots of mind blowing experience in chidambaram.

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