The town of Chidambaram is situated in the central part of the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. The city is on the Thanjavur-Chennai route.
Chidambaram (also Thillai) literally means the sky permeated by an atmosphere of intelligence and wisdom.
The golden hall of dance was built and covered with plates of gold by Jatavarman Sundroid Pandya (years 1251-1272). I was very proud of his achievement, and as such assumed the title of Raja Hemchandandana (literally the king who covered the temple with gold).
The Nataraja Temple. The temple is located in the center of the city of Chidambaram. The roof of the sanctorum of the shrine is covered with plates of gold. The deity of the temple is represented by air, one of the five elements of the universe known as Akas Lingam. This is the temple of the cosmic dancer, where the deity is called Nataraja. This temple has five halls, including the Kanaka Sabha and the Chit Sabha. The main icon of Nataraja is in the Kanaka Sabha. One of the significant aspects of the temple is that there is no image of God in the Chit Sabha, which contains the lingam of Akas. This is to signify that God exists in vacant space. The Nritta Sabha or the Hall of the dance are the most beautiful and remarkable of the five corridors, built in the form of trolley on wheels drawn by horses. There are 56 pillars in the corridor are the attitudes of 108 Bharat Natyam, classical dance of Tamilnadu.
Brihadeeswara Temple, in Thanjavur is an architectural wonder and reflects the artistic skills of the Chola who ruled peninsular India in the early medieval period. Built by King Rajaraja I 11th century, is one of the world’s highest temples.
The origin of the temple of the Cholas dynasty, ruled a kingdom that was separated by a large part of peninsular India. Rajaraja Chola, was a great patron of art and architecture. During the period of the Cholas, most of the temples and bronze sculptures were created in southern India.
The city and its fortress were built by the Nayaks of Madurai. He was one of the main centers of Karnataka in the wars of the eighteenth century during the British-French struggle for supremacy in India.
The temple here has a Shiva Lingam almost submerged in the water that flows from an underground well in the holy place. Jambukeswarar derives its name from a legend that an elephant is under the holy tree worship of JAMBU.
Temple of the strength of the rock:
The temple complex of the strength of the rock in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) is a collection of three temples – Manikka Vinayak temple at the foot of the hill, the Uchhi Pillay Koyil on the hill and Taayumaanavar Koyil (Shivastalam) on the hill. Shivastalam This is the most significant signal of Tiruchirappalli that can be reached by a ladder leg.
In the Temple of Chidambaram, AIST to a blessing ceremony.
Stop in potter’s house. En route, we see a religious holiday, with women in a procession carrying cauldrons of zinc on the head. Buffalo in the water.
Stop in Pondicherry, which was held French and their houses, still retain a colonial air.
A trip to the ancient culture of India!