Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Tamil Nadu

4.7
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Amazing statues in a complex of pyramids(no entry in pyramid with shorts!) A rich variety of detailed statues Citar & percussion live music  more »
  • In Cheddram of the Chola Kingdom is the Nataraja Temple where a very special ceremony is held in honor of the Lord.A special ceremony which is an attraction to the western tourist.  more »
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  • One of the Beautiful temple. You many not find this temple anywhere around the world. it is very antique and carving on the wall inscribed is wonderful. You can see live dancing performance by artist from round the world. The place has both lord Nataraja and lord Perumal , it has recently given a gold plated roof top . It’s a very big temple and it’s takes around half a day to completely see the whole temple. One of the best place to visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Beautiful temple. You many not find it very antique in looks and carving level of detailing is less. You can see live dancing performance by artist from round the world. One of the best place to visit in Tamil Nadu
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