Chidambaram Tour Packages invites you to visit Chidambaram, a major pilgrimage place in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is situated in the Kollidam River valley and is the place where one of the most ancient temples is located. Chidambaram is about 250 kilometers from Chennai and is a medium sized town. There are many temples here but the main attraction is the Chidambaram Nataraja Temple which is in the centre of the town. Book the Chidambaram Tour Packages to visit this ancient temple here. The name Chidambaram means the sky permeated by an atmosphere of wisdom and intelligence. This place is known to be a forest of thillai earlier. According to legends, the saints Patanjali and Vyagrapada did their penance here and witnessed Lord Shiva's dance or the Nataraja dance. There are many places of interest here which attracts visitors every time. Visit this historical place with Chidambaram Tour Packages.
The main attraction is the Natraja Temple which is in the centre of the town and takes up about forty acres of land. The deity is represented in the form of air which is one of the elements of the universe. This is known as Akasa Lingam. The sanctum roof is covered with gold plates and the eastern tower is about 40.8 meters high. The northern tower is 42.4 meters high and 108 dance poses are made on the western and eastern towers.
The other important features of the temple that can be seen with Chidambaram Tour Packages are the Sivaganga tank, the Sivakamiamman temple and the thousand pillar hall. The temple is dedicated to Lord Natraja, the cosmic dancer. The temple has five halls out of which two halls have gold plated roofs. The Kanaka Sabha houses the Natraja icon and there is no idol or image of god in the Chit Sabha. Chidambaram Tour Packages offer you an opportunity to worship in this renowned temple.
The others attractions here that can be visited with Chidambaram Tour Packages are the Thillaikaliamman Temple, Deva Sabha, Annamalai University and places around Chidambaram. The Deva Sabha used to be the hall of festivals and the Raja Sabha used to be the celebration hall of the Cholas and the Pandyas. They used to collect here to thank the lord after every victory. Thillaikaliamman temple was built by Kopperunjingan and is dedicated to goddess Kali. According to stories, Lord Natraja performed the tandav dance to contain the anger of goddess Kali. One should not miss visiting this temple with Chidambaram Tour Packages.
There are other shrines such as the Karpaga Vinayaka, Meenakshi Sundaresar, Shivakama Sundari and Navagraha Linga which can be seen. Chidambaram is known for the Natraja temple and the Annamalai University too. This university was founded in 1929 and has expanded a lot since then. It has various faculties and has made a place for itself. Book the Chidambaram Tour Packages to visit the places around like Pichavaram, Vaitheeswaran, Poompuhar and Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Many festivals take place here which attract a lot of pilgrims from all over. Book the Chidambaram Tour Packages to experience the culture of this town.
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