Places to visit in Chidambaram

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Places to Visit in Chidambaram

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  • Explore31627971025
    1 contribution
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    It's an Amazing day,the first day in mangrove forest is memorable experience and the person Veera parthivan ,he so cool and so friendly,,must go place 😃
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • Smeeta G
    Mumbai, India170 contributions
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    Ancient Shiva temple with Beautiful carvings depicting 108 bharatnatyam dance mudras .The temple is believed to be centre of earths magnetic equator. Cameras not allowed.Theres a footwear storage place at East gate.Go there early. We were fortunate to see Abhishek of the sphatika linga,Aarti of Emerald natraja, puja aarti of main deity.very blissful experience. Need 1 to 2 hours.In the late evening witnessed bharatnatyam dance performance by girls of different ages.

    Written 6 May 2024
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  • Kaviyanathan
    Chennai (Madras), India139 contributions
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    When you have bought a ticket for the ride, this backwater experience acts as a combo, just check out my earlier review on Pichavaram .!
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • arunachala139
    Visakhapatnam, India7 contributions
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    A must visit temple of kali godess devotees hang more on auspicious days and on Amavasya days
    There are 2 Godesses we have to have Darshan
    Written 15 March 2024
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  • AURELIO L
    ANDRIA ITALY1,104 contributions
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    i suggest you to see this temple and to take a couple of hours to get a nice visit ,don t miss it When you go to see temples get organized don t forget that you have to take your shoes off so that remember to use comfortable shoes and to take with you a pair of socks
    Written 8 February 2020
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  • njan45
    Kochi (Cochin), India598 contributions
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    Annamalai University is one of the best Universities in India. It is in the temple town of Chidambaram. Campus is well laid out. Some of the buildings are a bit worn out. The roads are wide and well kept.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Smita
    8 contributions
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    If you have planned to spend half a day at Chidambaram, then you can visit this temple after visiting Thillai Nataraj temple.
    Location is close by and inside the Annamalai campus.
    Legend here is that Lord Shiva taught a lesson to Arjuna in humility. After he was humbled, Arjuna did penance and Shivji blessed him with the Pashupatastra.
    Temple is beautiful and worth a visit. There are deities of Arjuna, and Amman.
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • Karthik R
    Chennai (Madras), India7,673 contributions
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    This Shiva Temple is located at Sivapuri - 4 kms away from Chidambaram main temple; after Annamalai University. Tirunelvaayil temple was construced by Cholas.This temple houses two shrines, one to Uchinathar of Nelvayil with a sculptured panel of Shiva and Parvati behind, and a shrine to Paalvannanathar of Tirukkazhippalai. These temples are 200-300m seperated. It is believed that Sambandar visited Chidambaram from Sirkaazhi and resided at Tiruvetkalam. Other dieties in the temple are Ganesha, Murugan, Bhairavar, Ambal, Nataraja and Sivakami.

    The Paalvannanathar temple hosts a linga with U shaped pit on the main linga. It is said that the Aswamadh horse stamped on the linga, made of butter and such a shape. Only Milk abhiskem is performed for this linga.

    No public transport available. Take your own vehicle or hire an auto/car. Auto are costly and no other options.
    Written 14 August 2018
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  • Balaflexicare
    Chennai (Madras), India4 contributions
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    Old architecture that tells us about the chola dynast and their efforts in building temples.
    Stone walls really impress you with the sculptures on them.
    Written 29 December 2013
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  • Kunal nandy
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    We had gone to Chidambaram mangrove forest visit for kayak and night stay..the experience was one of the most memorable..hospitality given by veera bhai and haribabu and Scooby was beyond words.it’s highly recommended to visit this place.
    Written 18 October 2021
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