• Chidambaram

    Tamil Nadu, India

    Chidambaram place to visit

About the Experience of Chidambaram

The town of Chidambaram is located along the Indian Ocean in Tamil Nadu. The town basks in the glory of archaic antiquity. This ancient town has been ruled by some significant empires such as Pallavas, Medieval Cholas, Pandyas, has been part of the Vijayanagar empire, followed by Marathas and ultimately the British.

Chidambaram is also known as the temple town and has been referenced in Tamil literature too. From the 5th century onwards, the town has been mentioned in Sangam literature and has been immortalized forever in Tamil Poetry. Before visiting the town, visitors can read Thevaram written by poetic saints Thirugnana Sambanthat, Sundaramoorthy Nayanar, and Thirunavukkarasar during the 7th century.

One of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu is Chidambaram. The ambience of the town is holy and the fragrance of mustard tagetes follows visitors everywhere. The best tour package of Tamil Nadu surely should include this place.

Chidambaram Temple, a must-indulge travel experience

The historic temple complex of Chidambaram is a must visit for tourists and the best activity to indulge in. The complex spreads across 40 acres of land, situated right in the centre of the city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva’s Nataraj avatar and also shrines of other deities such as Lord Ganesh, Kartikeya (Murugan), Shivakami Amman, and Lord Vishnu in his Govindaraja Perumal form.

The foundation of this gem of a structure was erected by craftsmen called Perumthakkan under the reign of Chola King Parantaka. The monarch himself laid the golden tiled roof of the temple. After that, the king was bestowed with the title “Thillaiyambalathhukku porkoorai veiyntha thevan”, which roughly translated to “the one who constructed the golden roof.”

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