Tours To Chidambaram | Chidambaram Tourism
Chidambaram Tourism - Chidambaram is one of the most ancient and most celebrated of shrines in India.
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It is of great religious as well as historic and cultural significance. Tour to Chidambaram is the seat of the cosmic dancer Nataraja (Ananda Tandava pose; the Cosmic Dance of bliss).
It is one of the Pancha (five) Bhutasthalas signifying the five elements of wind (Kalahasti), water (Tiruvanaikka), fire (Tiruvannamalai), earth (Kanchipuram) and space (Chidambaram).
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Tours to Chidambaram - There are several tourist attractions in Chidambaram. The Nataraja temple is located in the centre of the town and covers an area of 40 acres. The roof of the sanctum sanctorum is covered with gold plates.
The presiding deity of the temple is represented by air, one of the five elements of the universe and is known as Akasa Lingam. The Thillaikaliamman temple is on the northern end of the town.
It was built by Kopperunjingan, who ruled between 1229 A.D. and 1278 A.D. Pichavaram is just 16 km from Chidambaram and ranks among the most exquisite scenic spots with abundant and varied tourism resources.
Tours and the Annamalai University is a residential university founded by Raja Sir Annamalai
Chettiar. It is on the eastern outskirts of the town and is a great centre of Tamil learning and Carnatic music, with facilities in various disciplines including Medicine, Engineering, etc.
Chidambaram Tourist Attractions - The nearest airport to Chidambaram is Tiruchi which is 168 km. away.
It is connected by rail with Tiruchi, Madurai and Chennai. It is also well connected by roadways with all major towns and cities.
The Nataraja Temple
With its ideal location in the heart of the city the Nataraja Temple spreads over an area of 40 acres. It is one of the oldest temples of Tamilnadu. The roof of the temple is coated with mesmerizing gold plates.
The presiding deity of the temple is represented by air, one of the five elements of the universe and is known as "Akasa Lingam".
The Eastern tower of the temple outreaches a majestic height of 40.8 meters. Both the eastern and western towers are engraved with 108 captivating Bharatha Natyam dance gestures hypnotizes the visitors. The Northern tower rises to a height of 42.4 meters.
The Sivakamiamman Temple
It has Sivaganga tank, which has the thousand-pillar hall as one of the major features of the temple.
The northern end of the sacred city has Thillaikaliamman temple, another of the medieval architectural marvel and greatly flocked pilgrim spots. Kopperunjingan, who ruled between 1229 AD and 1278 AD, built the temple.
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