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Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

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Address: East Car Street, Chidambaram | Vijay Gems, 608001, India
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+91 93450 05815
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 12:00
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This is one of the most significant temples in the region.

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Amazing temple..

Was awestruck when we reached this beautiful temple..it's so magnanimous..we feel we are so small..the planning, the architecture, every detail is so well planned. We drove from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mamta H
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was awestruck when we reached this beautiful temple..it's so magnanimous..we feel we are so small..the planning, the architecture, every detail is so well planned. We drove from pondicherry in the evening..the roads were very nice..it took us one and half hours to reach here. May be few more English boards will help us as we were direction less without the... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Salient features to note: 1. The first among all the temples reverred by the Saivaites. The mere mention of Kovil refers to Chidambaram (similar to Srirangam for Vaishnavaites) 2. One of pancha bootha sthalas, dedicated to Sky or Ether 3. Blesses in all states. Formful (Nataraja), Semi-form (Spadika/Crystal lingam and Adhimoolanathar lingam) and formless (Chidambara rahasiyam's golden vilva leaves) 4.... More 

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Thank Anand_Venke
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Kindly spare an entire day to visit this temple. Its a place to be adored for its sculptural extravaganza and spiritual experience. Visiting this temple during pooja and aarti will be a good experience to view the "Chidambara rahasyam".

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Thank snehaavi254
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The experience of visiting the Nataraja temple cannot be described with words. It was a great and divine presence could be felt by us. I could sense the positive vibes and that energised me. The sculpture works and the temple architecture is a marvel. The main shrine is that of Nataraja, the god of dance. And there is also Chidambara... More 

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Thank RevaShri
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Situated in chidambaram, this is one other temple in TN symbolizing Pancha Bootha Sthalam “Sky” element. The place was a little crowded when we visited. Its located in the main city only easily accessible to public

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Thank shiva p
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It's very big and very very famous temple of Natarajan Swamy.. I have went to temple and spend a half day..So many foreigners visiting this temple.

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Thank Yuvaraj S
Bangalore, India
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a unique, and only one of its kind Natraj Temple. Lord's Idol is very beautiful, the temple is very big and a good show of dravidian architecture. There are two more temple. Peaceful ambiance you can spend some time there. Main temple is on the central temple construct you need to go inside that to have closer look.... More 

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Thank Lav P
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I went to Chidambaram from Pondicherry.. Local buses are available always from Pondicherry main bus stand from 6.30 am .. The journey takes about 2 hours .. Natarajan temple is where the legend of Nataraja started ,an ancient and holy place.. Here the Nataraja is in 3 forms .. The formed - Natarajan , semi form - a crystal Natarajan... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed very bit. Priests at many smaller temple approach you to pay for Prasad for year long, no completion, choice is yours.

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Rajapalayam, India
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Travelled about 400 kms from south and reached chidambaram to visit the temple, after a sudden decision.. there are many mysteries behind this temple... wonders about hindu religion, tamil culture and language, and even the answer for the word, "god" could be revealed, if the mysteries behind this temple comes out.

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