|Chidambaram -The temple town of
Chidambaram, 58 km south of Pondicherry greets the visitors,
with a beautiful temple, dedicated to Lord Nataraja - Lord Shiva
in the enthralling form of a Cosmic Dancer. This is one of the
few temples, where Shiva and Vishnu are enshrined under one
roof. Chidambaram is also called Thillai, since the place was
originally a forest of Thillai shrubs. A unique feature of Chidambaram
is that a person of any race or religion can visit the shrine
Nataraja Temple- The Nataraja temple at the heart of the town,
covering an area of 40 acres, is one of the ancient temples
in Tamil Nadu. It has a gold plated roof, towering over the
presiding deity, Akasa Lingam - the Lingam of Space.
Kali Temple- This temple is situated on the northern end
of the town. It was built by Kopperunjingan, who ruled between
1229 AD and 1278 AD.
Annamalai University- On the eastern outskirts of the town
is this residential University, founded by Raja Sir Annamalai
Chettiar. A great centre of Tamil learning and carnatic music,
it offers educational facilities in various disciplines including
Medicine, Engineering etc.
Access by Air :
Chidambaram doesn't have its own airport the Nearest airport
is at Trichy.
Access by Rail :
Chidambaram is well connected by rail to Trichy, Madurai and
Access by Road
Chidambaram is connected by road to all major towns.
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