Chidambaram Thillai Nataraja Temple Information

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple is Located in Chidambaram State of Tamil Nadu. It's a famous Hindu temple in South India. 

Chidamabram Temple Complex spread over 40 acres in the heart of the city
A unique feature of this temple is the bejeweled image of Nataraja. It depicts the Lord Shiva as the Lord of the dance Bharatanatyam and is one of the few temples where Shiva is represented by an anthropomorphic murthi rather than the classic, anionic Lingam.

The story of Chidambaram begins with the legend of Lord Shiva strolling into the Thillai Vanam (Vanam meaning forest and thillai trees - botanical name Exocoeria agallocha, a species of mangrove trees - which currently grows in the Pichavaram wetlands near Chidambaram. The temple sculptures depicting the Thillai trees date back to the 2nd century CE).

Chidambaram is also referred to in various works such as Thillai (after the Thillai forest of yore in which the temple is now located), Perumpatrapuliyur or Vyagrapuram (in honour of Saint Vyagrapathar).The temple is supposed to be located at the Lotus heart of the Universe": Virat hridaya padma sthalam.  

On the spot where the Lord displayed his dance of bliss, the Änanda Thaandavam - a spot exactly south of the "Thirumoolataaneswar temple", today is the Ponnambalam/ Porsabai (Pon meaning gold, Ambalam/Sabai meaning stage) housing the Lord Shiva in his dancing form. The Lord is also hence referred to as the Sabhanayakar, meaning the Lord of the Stage.

Chidambaram Temple Dharshan Timings :  
Morning 6.00.a.m to 12.00 noon
Evening 4.00.p.m. to 10.00 night 
ARDHAJAAMAM pooja starts at 9:00pm with abhishekam and ends at 10:00pm ( Appro. Timings )

Panchabuta Stalams :
ఈ క్రింది లింక్స్ పై క్లిక్ చేయండి మిగతా  కోసం :

1. Arunachalam - Agni ( Fire ) Lingam

2. Srikalahasti - Vayu ( Air ) Lingam

3. Kanchipuram - Prudvi ( Earth ) Lingam

4. Jambukeswaram - Jala ( Water ) Lingam

5. Chidambaram - Akasha ( Sky ) Lingam
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