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Temples & Legends Of Tamilnadu
Preface Author
Introduction Kanyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam Maruda Malai
Suchindram Nagercoil
Tiruchendur Alwar Tirunagari
Srivaikuntam Nanguneri
Krishnapuram Tirunelveli
Papanasam Sankaranayinar Koil
Srivilliputhur Tirupparan- kunram
Madhurai Rameswaram
Darbhasayanam Tiruvadanai
Avadayar Koil Kaliyar Koil
Azhagar Koil

Palani

Tiruchirapalli Tiruvanaikkaval
Srirangam Tanjore
Punnainallur Tiruvalanchuzhi
Swamimalai Dharasuram
Saktimuttam Patteswaram
Mannargudi Vedaranyam
Tirunallar Karaikal
Tirukkadaiyur Mayavaram
Vaitheeswaran Koil Pullavane- swaram
Chayavanam Tiruvengadu
Shiyali Chidambaram
Tiruppatiripuliyur Tiruvannamalai
Kiratamar- jareswaram Madurantakam
Cheyyur Kancheepuram
Tirukkazhuk- kunram Mahabalipuram
Tirupporur Tiruvadantai
Tiruvanmiyur Mylapore
Triplicane Vadapalani
Tiruvottiyur Tirumullaivayil
Tiruvallur Tiruttani
Uppilliappan Koil Kumbakonam
Glossary Biblography
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
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CHIDAMBARAM

As this power travels up the canal, higher and more wonderful powers of vision and knowledge are gained till the goal is reached, of union with God.

The whole figure stands on a lotus referred to in connection with Kundalini Sakti. Thus the dance represents all the five-fold acts of God. The great interpreter of Oriental art,Dr. Ananda Coomaraswamy, therefore describes the form of Nataraja as the Synthesis of Religion, Science and Art.

In all the temples of the South, where Nataraja's idol is worshipped, the left leg is found to be lifted in dancing posture, but
there is an exception to this at Madurai where the right leg is lifted. The site where Siva danced at Madurai is called
Velliambalam, the Hall of Silver, in contrast to Ponnambalam-the Hall of Gold-in Chidambaram.

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