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We were on our way to the Vaitheeswaran Temple, when we decided to take a short detour. The magnificent gopuram* of the ancient temple was visible from afar, and it was on an impulse, that we decided to visit the Chidambaram temple. 418 more words
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Here’s what there’s not much of in South India: yoga studios, toilet paper, utensils.
Here’s what there is: rice, cows, Gods, bling.
I recently returned from a two-week journey to Tamil Nadu led by religion professor Douglas Brooks. 1,495 more words
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Please visit http://www.tillai.com/ and chidambaramnataraja.org for detailed descriptions of the history of the Holy Temple in English.
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Pancha Booth Sthalangal are the temples that are the manifestation of the five elements – land, water, air, sky, and fire.
These temples are:
The Pancha Sabhai are the 5 dance halls where Shiva is supposed to have performed the cosmic dance.
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The Chidambaram temple is built on a vast complex – over 50 acres – and is most known for the… 143 more words