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Chidambaram Sightseeings

The Nataraja Temple located in centre of the town. It is one of the most ancient temples of Tamil Nadu. The top roof  of the sanctrum sanctorum is covered with gold plates and strings. The presiding deity of the temple is representative of air, one of the five elements of the universe, and is known as 'Akasa Lingam'. There is a shrine known  as Chitrakootam dedicated to lord Govindarajan.adjacent to the Nataraja shrine. There are five halls in the temples - Nritha Sabha is the Hall of Immortal Dance. This sabha has fifty pillars depicting dancing figures. Here, the stone pulsates with rhythm and life. Deva sabha is the hall of festivals and meeting place of the administrators. The Raja sabha is the 1000 pillars-hall measuring 103 meters and 58 meters wide where the Pandya, the Cholas and others celebrated their victories.  

The Sivakamiamman temple, the Sivaganga Tank and the thousand pillar hall are also important features of the temple. 

Kali Temple  the Thillai Kali Amman Temple is at the northern end of the town. It was built by a Chola king who ruled between 1229 A.D and 1278 A.D.

Annamalai University It is a residential university, founded by Raja Sri annamlai Chetiar. It is on the eastern outskirts of the town and is a great center of TamilNadu learning and Karnatic music.