[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


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
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

CHIDAMBARAM

One foot is planted over the giant Muyalaka, i.e., Maha Maya (the endless illusion) which has been crushed, while the right foot raised up means renunciation or the fourth state of mind (Tureeya), which is beyond and above the 3 states of waking, dream and dreamless sleep, and leaves the mind, Maya and the world behind. The second right hand represents the idea of peace and bliss.

On one of the left hands is held Agni, fire, symbolizing the Jyoti of the Atman. The place of the dance, the theatre, is Tillai Vanam, the body of the individual self. The platform in that theatre is the cremation ground, the place where all passions, names and forms that constitute the visible world, are burnt away. The dancing pose teaches in a nutshell that Maya or illusion should be crushed down. The deer-like flitting mind should be -controlled and Egoism (Ahankara) must be destroyed so that man can be a master of his inner self and enjoy the calmness, bliss and light of Truth.

Back ] Temples & Legends Of India ] Up ] Next ]

Chidambaram-Gopuram Sculpture
About Chidambaram
Introduction
Page1
Page2
Page3
Page4
Page5
Page6
Page7
Page8
You are Here! Page9
Page10
Page11
Page12
Page13
Page14
Page15
Page16
Page17

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.