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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  • September 28, 2017
    We were very lucky to have been given a tour by a friend of a friend, who was very happy to tell us about his religion. Although feeling a little out of place as non-Hindu tourists, none of the devote...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Natarajar Temple in Chidambaram is a place to visit. One of a very old temple in south India with a story of its own on its origin and very interesting to hear from the the temple Deekshithars. You ca...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Nataraja temple in Chidambaram is a very rare temple, where saivites and vaishnavites can worship. The temple which is huge, large is just magnificent, The stone sculpture is possibly the best in the ...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    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
  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    State of art infra. Got a chance to see the Chidambara ragasiyan 😇 during evening Pooja.
  • July 16, 2017
    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.
  • July 13, 2017
    I saw thillai nataraja temple lots of mind blowing experience in chidambaram.

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