Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Tamil Nadu
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and other Chidambaram attractions using our handy Chidambaram trip builder.
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Its a place right out of the history book. No one knows how old is this temple. Just that it is one of the biggest temple of Lord Nataraja. It takes about 2 hours in the local bus to reAch Chidambarm ... read more »
One of the most popular ancient temple of rich historic and archeological value. Chidambaram temple is very famous for the Shiva devotees. The temple closes between 1pm to 3 pm.
The great structure ,the grand temple of Anandanatraj stands tall as lord Shiva.. Here you just get the Darshan of dancing Shiva ...Enter through the large doors ,Stand before the deity and just have ... read more »
Panja sthalathil ikkovil aagaya sthalam. Lord Shiva the cosmic dancer , where earth's magnetic center point located under his foot
dont take guide, waste of money, better google yourself, all try to make money, n the disturbance of the beggars with childern,not even their own i think,, they even scold u if never gv them money
Thillai ampalavanar ayyanin a npirkkum arulirkkum
OOM NAMAHA SHIVAI.. A MUST VISIT ONE..
Lord Shiva as the cosmic dancer, (Thillai Nataraja - Shiva, The Lord of Dance). Chidambaram temple is the only temple to have Shiva represented in this form, as the supreme being who performs all cosmic activities. Chidambaram is one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthalams, the holiest Shiva temples each representing one of the five classical elements; Chidambaram represents akasha (aether). It is the primary shrine of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams. Other deities are Ganesh, Murugan, Vishnu and Sivakami Amman.
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