Natyanjali Festival, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
The ancient Nataraja temple of Chidambaram pays special tribute to Lord Shiv every year for five days. It begins on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri. During this time, leading dancers from all parts of India congregate and dance in the temple as an offering to Nataraja. Natyanjali festival is jointly organised by the Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu, the Ministry Of Tourism, Government of India and the Natyanjali Trust, Chidambaram.