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Temple Of Chidambaram

Places as one of the largest temples located in India, the time this majestic structure was built dates back to the period of the rule of Chola Dynasty. The fascinating architecture and the pleasantness of the temple will never cease to amaze us.

The Thillai Nataraja temple of Chidambaram covers a total area of 35 acres. The temple consisting of five 'Prakhars' that means circumambulatory courtyards. The structure of architecture and the grand rituals followed in the temple reflects the culture and practices of history and doctrine.


The place at which this beautiful temple is located was once covered by a type of mangroves which were known as 'Tillai trees' which were technically known to be impenetrable. Within the forest in which Tillai trees were located was a lotus pond in the southern bank, which consisted of 'Swayambu Linga' which meant self-existent Linga. This unites the ideas of both form and formlessness of Lord Shiva.


Nataraja Temple Of Chidambaram Chidambaram temple secrets, one of the long known mysteries. wikimedia


The temple is one among the Panchbootha Sthalas (The five elements of nature). It represents the element of sky. The word "chitt" means soul, mind and consciousness and "ambaram" means sky.

Having the specialty of the temple for having the Darshan of Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja (Cosmic Dance), it is said that the cosmic dance has the ability to dissolve everything in him and pave way for an all new beginning. The place has in it in the meaning of its name, knowing one's true self, which is above all materialistic things, including the body.

The 'Chidambara Rahasya' are Chidambaram temple secrets, one of the long known mysteries which believe that there is a secret message that is conveyed through the figure that is embossed near the shrine. It is a strong belief of the Hindus that, Shiva and Parvati are present in the temple, but one needs to possess 'Jnana Netra' which means eyes of devotion and knowledge.

The priest removes the curtain (Maya), in front of the deity, all we will be able to see in the garland of 'bilva' which symbolically states that when the screens of Maya is removed from our mind, and we can see ourselves.

About Temple in Chidambaram, Scientists say that the feet of Lord Nataraja is the magnetic centre of the earth. It is proved that the temple is located in the magnetic centre equator.


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