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Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

East Car Street, Chidambaram | Vijay Gems, 608001, India
+91 93450 05815
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A peaceful and old temple

The temple has a terrific architecture. It is a huge premises with many small temples. Parking is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ravi C
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Bengaluru, India
Very Good temple

Chidambaram is a small town and the main shops and market is located around the temple. The temple... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anish S
,
Muscat, Oman
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This is one of the most significant temples in the region.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
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“main deity” (11 reviews)
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East Car Street, Chidambaram | Vijay Gems, 608001, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple has a terrific architecture. It is a huge premises with many small temples. Parking is done around the temple on the road.

Thank Ravi C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chidambaram is a small town and the main shops and market is located around the temple. The temple premises is huge and the construction and the structure is massive.Worth to visit atleast once. Chidambaram is accessible from Pondichery with a 1.5 hr drive and the...More

Thank Anish S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A visit to one of the most holy places in tamilnadu was on the cards for sometime. We went at about 6 in the evening. We had a great darshan with harthi and the evening pooja too. Left feeling peaceful.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

this temple is amazing in architecture and granite stone crafted very detail, i have not to say more about the design as it is say in all other review, but please not to miss the crafted stone before entrance which you will find the 108...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The Chidambaram Temple is more than big, it is never ending. If you come by bus from Pondy you should take an early one as the religious ceremony happens around twelve noon. It’s about a 2hr ride before arriving at the Temple entrance. If you...More

1  Thank joseph445
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Chidambaram Natarajar temple. I walked into the temple and the lane that leads to the temple has small shops on either sides. Since we drove, we left the footwear in the car. I think it’s best if you...More

Thank Nithya L
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Spiritual Journey Chidambaram Temple is a unique Temple where Shiva in a cosmic dance pose (As Nataraja) is the main deity. Belief is that Shiva literally did his Ananda Thaandavam - Blissful dance for Sage Pathanjali Muni and Vyaghrabhatta’s request. Even Vishnu (Sri Varadharaja perumal...More

1  Thank ambatipudism
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This massive temple which is one of the temples of five elements the sky where you can see the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva on a elevated sanctum. It has also a Vishnu sanctum one of the rare temples having both Shiva and Vishnu. Must...More

Thank yesarar
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

are you ready to walk barefoot? you may only enter that way, and if the sun is strong, the stones in the floor will burn! Each of the 4 gates is a work of art, after that you have some more statues inside and a...More

Thank Jorge F
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

The Chidambaram Temple was one of the top ‘must-visit’ place on my list during the Tamil Nadu road trip. We drove down from Tanjore which was about 3.5 hours drive. We left in the morning and reached Chidambaram just before lunch. We took the help...More

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srinifromchennai
4 October 2017|
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Response from Mamta H | Reviewed this property |
hello sir, sorry I won't be able to answer your question as we went there in the car and left our slipper & luggage in the car. any other thing I can clarify thanks mamta
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MNChandra
26 September 2017|
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Response from Mamta H | Reviewed this property |
no.. I travel a lot
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Keshav C
12 September 2016|
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Response from Nagsri | Reviewed this property |
Salwar kameez with dupatta is advisable. I have seen girls with jeans and tops also there.. But for men, If they want to go inside shrine i.e. nataraja. they have to remove their shirt. thanks
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