Nataraja Temple


This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva called as Natarajar is one of the Five Sabhas [divine stages] where Lord Siva performed the Cosmic Dance.  chidamThe traditional name of the temple is Tillai Nataraja-koothan Kovil. Chidambaram is a Pancha Bootha Sthalam, representing Akasam [Sky], one of the five elements of nature.  It is believed that Viduvelvidugu Perumtaccan, respected clan of traditional Vishwakarmas, was the chief architect of the temple’s renovation. This temple has 9 gateways, Four majestic 7 tiered towers and Sikaram covered with Gold Plates. The architecture of this temple is unique and dedicated to the art of Bharatha Natyam, a classical dance form of the State of Tamil Nadu.