Chidambaram – Natrajar temple…

Chidambaram from Pondicherry was just one – two hours away… So I decided to check it out before I check out of Pondicherry. I must say, after being in Pondicherry for two days, I just didn’t feel like saying adeiu to Pondy… It has a magical aura to it, that makes you want to stay back… But, leave that I had to…

You get a lot of buses from Pondicherry bus stand to Chidambaram, shouldn’t be that difficult a task… When I left, it was kind of cloudy and the route to Chidambaram is really beautiful, pleasant I  must say…

Meadows Enroute Chidambaram

Meadows Enroute Chidambaram

Very pleasant sight this is… you will find plenty of these sights enroute Chidambaram… If it’s cloudy and cool breeze blowing in your face, it’s all the more relaxing.. :)

Plenty of Farms enroute Chidambaram

Plenty of Farms enroute Chidambaram

With these farms, who needs farmville :P

Pretty Hut

Pretty Hut

Trying to get a snap of these huts was a difficult task, especially when the bus was moving so fast… But luckily got one :)

This is a humble devotee of Lord Rajnikanth

This is a humble devotee of Lord Rajnikanth

Somewhere inside the town.. I come across a humble devotee of Lord Rajnikanth… What a pleasure to meet him! :P

Natraja Temple

Natraja Temple

Although the temple looks ordinary and small in this picture, you have got to be there to witness how humongous and magnificent the temple is. True to it’s nature, the Natraja stands tall…

Temple inside the temple

Temple inside the temple

The true beauty of the temple is its interiors, besides this temple within a temple, there are a lot more attributes inside the temple that really classify it as one of the best Lord Shiva temples… And like most others, inside you will find a lot of serenity and cold!

Pillars of strength

Pillars of strength

Truly the aesthetics match up to the standard temples of the blessed devotees of Shiva!

Beauty of the Curves
Beauty of the Curves

As elsewhere, the carvings and the sculptures are deeply ingrained and the curves have their own beauty. They tell a story in itself…

Peace to the divine

Peace to the divine

What more do you expect when you have 33 crores of GODs within you… as they say in Hindu mythology… truly divine and serene…

 

Temple Bell
Temple Bell
Rustic
Rustic

Some info about the temple (Courtesy http://www.chidambaram.net ) The temple located in the centre of the town covers an area of 40 acres. Is is one of the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu. The roof of the sanctum sanctrorum 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 Eastern tower rises to a height of 40.8 metres. 108 Bharatha Natyam Dance gesture can be seen on the Eastern tower as well as on Western tower. The Northern tower rises to height of 42.4 metres.The Sivakamiamman temple, the Sivaganga tank, the thousand pillar hall are other important features of the Temple.

 

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