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A beautiful temple town in the eastern part of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram is famous for housing the marvelous Lord Nataraja Temple and a few others which highlight its importance as a special place of pilgrim.
If one desires to see the heritage, glorious history, rich cultures, diversity, traditions and festivals and the revered devotion of Hinduism, one must visit Chidambaram. Situated 250 km from Chennai in the Cuddalore district of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram has been a place of architectural glory and religious importance since antiquity. The town with a populace of just about 90,000 people is famous for its many temples which are a marvellous rendition of the Dravidian style of architecture and a beautiful representation of Dravidian culture. Among these is the famous Nataraja Temple which is devoted to Lord Shiva's cosmic dance battle with Goddess Kali in the Hindu Mythology. The town is a wonderful place to be at and explore the historical past of Southern India.