Chidambaram: the abode of the Cosmic Dancer

Chidambaram, TN, India
Est. --- / 44 mins / Map

Welcome to the abode of the ‘Cosmic Dancer’ – Lord Nataraja. Chidambaram is a large and one of the most prominent temple complexes of Lord Shiva. It can in fact be considered as the gateway to the land of temples. The temple is one among the five elements or ‘Panchabhoota’ shrines of Lord Shiva and represents sky or ether as the element and is unique that Shiva is worshipped as space and Nataraja instead of the usual linga form.

Chidambaram: the abode of the Cosmic Dancer - Cya On The Road

The town is located in Cuddalore district, 245 kilometers south of the state capital of Chennai and is easily accessible by road and rail.

Our ‘India Heritage Transmedia Project’ has been conceived as a virtual learning platform for discerned travelers who can enrich and cherish the rich culture and heritage of India. The project has been planned as transmedia storytelling across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies. This audio, a part of the series takes you through the interesting legends and stories associated with this mighty temple complex. Go through this, enjoy your visit and get blessed….

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The use of mobile phones will be restricted inside the inner sanctum sanctorum. Hence, go through the audio and then try to go through the details inside. This is a functioning temple. Please obey the rules and traditions of the temple and instructions of the authorities.

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