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Chidambaram Population


Area 5 sq. kms.
Population 58,740,(1991 census)
Altitude 5.97 m (19.45')
  Max. Min.
Summer : 37.0ºC 36.4ºC
Winter : 21.3ºC 20.1ºC
Rainfall 83.5 cms average
Clothing Tropical
Languages spoken Tamil and English
Season Throughout the year
STD 04144

As of 2001 India Chidambaram had a population of 58,968. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Chida; with male literacy of 84% and female literacy of 76%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Natyanjali Festival The Natyanjali dance festival at Chidambaram brings together all the prominent dancers of India. They offer their abhinaya and their dance to the Lord Nataraja. To many of them it is um of Lord Nataraja’s temple, whose  padams and varnams they often use creating an imaginary figure of the Lord.

This festival opens on the auspicious occasion of the Maha Shivaratri day and of course in the right kind of venue, which is the  Prakara of the  Chidambaram temple.

The Nataraja Temple

The temple located in the centre of the town covers an area of 40 acres. It is one ofe presiding deity of the temple is repref the universe and is known as Akasa Lingam. Dedicated to Lord Nataraja, this ancient temple of the Cholas is unique as it one of Panchabootha sidol rather than the customarexquisite carvings giving importance to Bharathanatya postures, gestures, mudhras etc thus giving concrete evidences and throws lights on the Classical Dance of Tamil Nadu. This temple spread over an area of 40 acres with magnificent gopurams on each side. The temple is also distinguished by five sabhas or courts.

The eastern tower of the temple rises to the Eastern tower as well as on Western tower. The Northern tower rises to a height of 42.4 metres is the tallest. This temple is also noted for its Gold Plated roof that adorn the sanctum sanctorum other wise called as kanakasab ha.

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