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Temples & Legends Of Tamilnadu
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Introduction Kanyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam Maruda Malai
Suchindram Nagercoil
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Srivaikuntam Nanguneri
Krishnapuram Tirunelveli
Papanasam Sankaranayinar Koil
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Tiruchirapalli Tiruvanaikkaval
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Tirunallar Karaikal
Tirukkadaiyur Mayavaram
Vaitheeswaran Koil Pullavane- swaram
Chayavanam Tiruvengadu
Shiyali Chidambaram
Tiruppatiripuliyur Tiruvannamalai
Kiratamar- jareswaram Madurantakam
Cheyyur Kancheepuram
Tirukkazhuk- kunram Mahabalipuram
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CHIDAMBARAM

At Madurai, the figure of Nataraja is plated with silver and is one of the finest specimens of its kind in South India. Out. of the seven postures of the celestical dance of Siva, the dance performed at Madurai is the Ananda Tandavam, i.e., the Dance of Joy, and the one performed at Chidambaram, is called Nadanta Tandavam. 

This change of position of the leg from left to right have been made by Lord Siva to satisfy the desire of King Rajasekhara Pandya of Madurai. The legend goes to say that Rajasekhara Pandya was well versed in 63 out of the 64 branches of knowledge. Karikala Chola of the Chola dynasty was well versed in the 64th, i.e., the art of dancing. 

 

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