Floohoo Travels offer you the best Chidambaram- Thillai Nataraja Temple Holiday Tour Packages. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. Two thousand years old, this magnificent temple, situated in the heart of the Chidambaram town, is spread over 40 acres, bordered by one of the largest mangrove forests in the world. The gold roofed temple with its glittering ‘gopurams’ is a fascinating example of the stupendous architectural heritage of the Chola rulers.
Although the primary shrine is dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva, represented by a bronze idol garlanded with gold leaves in his manifestation as Nataraja (the god of dance in Hindu mythology), there are smaller shrines in the complex devoted to other deities. The festivals at the temple are dedicated to music and dance with the annual Natyanjali Dance Festival and the Mahashivaratri being most popular where the most accomplished dancers perform.