This most famous version of the image of Shiva engaged in the act of dancing is referred to in the Hindu tradition by the Sanskrit appellation Nataraja which is translated variously as “King of Dancers” and “Lord of the Dance.
Arudhra Darshan or Arudara Darshan is observed in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December – January). It is essentially a Shaivite festival and celebrates the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva, which is represented by the Nataraja form. Arudhra signifies the golden red flame and Shiva performs in the form this red-flamed light. It takes place on the full moon night in the month of Margazhi The most important Arudhra Darshan festival takes place at the Chidambaram Shiva Temple in Tamil Nadu