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Thillai Nataraja Temple Chidambaram

Chidambaram also known as Thillai  is one of the  Panchabhoota Sthalams representing five basic elements. And it is also  one of the five dancing halls (Sabha) of Nataraja , Chidambaram is the Kanaka Sabha and is dedicated to Lrd Shiva in his form of the Cosmic Dancer.

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

. Aardhra Dharsan Festival Details 2012

19.12.2012 - Wednesday- Dwajaarohanam
20.12.2012 - Thursday -Golden Sooryaprabha
21.12.2012 – Friday  - Silver Chandraparabha
22.12.2012 – Saturday - Bhootha Vaahanam
23.12.2012-Sunday-Silver-Rishabhavaahanam  Theruvadaichaan
24.12.2012 – Monday - Silver Gaja Vaahanam
25.12.2012 – Tuesday -Golden Kailaasa Vaahanam
26.12.2012 - Wednesday - Bhikshadanar - Golden Car
27.12.2012 – Thursday - Rathothsavam Car Festival
28.12.2012 – Friday - Aardhra Mahaabhishekam
28.12.2012 – Friday - Aardhra Dharsanam At 12.00 Noon

Thillai Kali Amman Temple

This is one of the Asta Kali Amman Temple. This Temple is on the outskirts of the city of Chidhambaram. So,  She is also Ellai Kali (deity of the border) The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Navarathiri is most popular festival in this temple. The presiding deity of this temple is “Mother Sri Thillai Kali amman.”


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VADALUR : Ramalinga Swamigal popularly called as Vallalar had established Sathyagnana Sabai. The "Thai Poosam" function in December-January is an festival of this place. He sung thousands of songs called "Thiru Arutppa". This district named after his for sometime.

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