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Nataraj Temple #Chidambaram is also referred as Thillai Nataraj Temple
Cholas considered #Nataraja as their family diety
Chidambaram means "Clothed in wisdom"
Its one of the oldest & amazing Temples of South dedicated to #Space
An architectural & spiritual marvel
Plz read
*The big toe of #Nataraj here is the "Center Point of World's #magneticEquator
Ancient Tamil Scholar #Thirumoolar proved this 5000 yrs ago

*Its based in Humans having 9 enterances to the body

*Roof made of 21600 gold sheets denoting 21600 breaths taken by a human everyday
15 x 60 x 24 = 21600)

*These sheets r fixed on the “Vimanam” (Roof) using 72000 gold nails which denote the total no. of Nadis (Nerves) in the human body

*Ponnambalam ” placed slightly tilted towards left
Represnting Heart
5 steps to reach itcalled “Panchatshara padi ”
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World's Largest Nataraja -measuring abt 7 ft
Uma Maheswarar #Temple, Thirunallam, Konerirajapuram,TN

Magnificent -Unique Pancha loha Nataraja -taller than Chidambaram Nataraja

An interesting story related to this beautiful natarajar & Sivagami.Do read #Thread 👇
#storytimethread -King Varaguna Pandya wanted to create a life-size Natarajar,so ordered to sculptor(Sthapathi)to do so in panchaloha metal.Despite his continuous efforts,sthapathi was unable to make an idol taller than 3 feet.King gave him some more time to work on the idol
King warned Sculptor that if he did not accomplish the task,his head would be chopped off.As the deadline approached,the worried and frantic sculptor prayed to Bhagwan Shiva for help.

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Unique #Nataraja #sculpture with complete orchestra - Keezhvelur,TN

Nataraja with10 hands & feet crossed - serenely smiling Sivakami -
Brahma plays an udukkai, Vishnu plays a drum,Lakshmi is keeping time with her hands,Saraswathi plays the veena.Tumburu & Agastya are also there. Image
Source text - Sriram V wordpress

📷 Credit - Sukanya Sankar
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Pancha Sabhas
Temples where Lord Shiva(Nataraja) performed Special(Cosmic) dance Pancha-5 Sabha-Dance hall.

1.Thiruvalangadu(Gem)-Rathna sabha
2.Chidambaram(Gold)-Kanaga sabha
3.Madurai(Silver)- Rajatha sabha
4.Tirunelveli(Copper)-Tamira sabha
5.Thirukkutralam(Art)-Chitra sabha Image
Sri Vadaranyeswarar temple - #Rathna Sabha -Thiruvalangadu,Tiruvallur,TN

Shiva is said to have defeated Kali in a fierce dance duel by lifting his foot upwards- the Oordhva tandavam posture. Also called as Ratna Sabhapati.Kali is depicted in a dance posture as well here.
#SHIVA ImageImage
Natarajar Temple,Chidambaram,TN -Kanaha Sabha -Ponn ambalam (Gold Sabha)
Legend :

Once Adhi Sesha felt MahaVishnu unusually heavy.On asking for the reason, MahaVishnu told that he remembered the dance that Lord Shiva did once & the pleasure of reminiscence that made him heavy. Image
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