Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple - Chidambaram Nataraja Temple 
Chola Period with additions in Vijayanagar Period
December 14, 2006 12:34am CST
Chidambaram, is one of the oldest, most venerated and magnificent temples of Tamil Nadu. Nataraja or the Dancing Shiva stands in his cosmic dance pose in the 'Golden Hall'. The eastern gopuram is 40 metres high and carved on it are the 108 sculptured illustrations of Bharatanatyam. The western tower has similar carvings while the northern tower 42 meteres high. is the tallest. Nataraja is installed in the Kanaka Sabha and the roof of the sanctum is covered with gold plates." I saw cascades of energy coming down from outer space, in which particles were destroyed and created in rhythmic pulses; I saw the atoms of the elements and those of my body participating in this cosmic dance of eergy; I felt its rhythm and I heard its sound, and at that moment I knew that this was the Dance of Shiva, the Lord of Dancers"
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