At a distance of two Kms from Chidambaram Bus Station and fewer than 1 Km from Chidambaram Railway Station, Nataraja Temple situated within the centre of the city covers an space of 40 acres. It is without doubt one of the historical temples of Tamil Nadu.
The roof of the sanctum sanctorum is roofed with gold plates. The presiding deity of the temple is represented by air, one of many 5 components of the universe and is named Akasa Lingam. Devoted to Lord Nataraja, this historical temple of the Cholas is exclusive because it one in all Panchabootha sthala in India – and it is without doubt one of the uncommon temples the place Shiva is represented by an idol quite than the customary lingam.
The Japanese tower rises to a top of 40.eight metres. 108 Bharathanatyam dance gestures will be seen on the japanese tower in addition to on the western tower. The northern tower rises to a top of 42.Four meters.
Timings: 6 AM to 12.30 PM & 4.45 PM to 9 PM