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- THE SEAT OF AAKASALINGA
to tradition Nataraja emerged from this place. Hence sanctity.
The sanctum of Devi Sivakama Sundari lies to the left of Nataraja's
icon. The beauty of the Murthis in glittering jewels and
gorgeous robes feast the eyes. Behind the image of Nataraja,
there is a chakra. The stone steps built to ascend the
Chitsabha are five in number and mystically represent the five
letters of the Panchakshara mantra - Na ma si va ya. The doors
bear the embossed represetation of the Sages Vyagrapada and
Patanjali. Adjacent to it lies the Kanaka sabha, where pujas
are offered. The ceiling and roofs of these two are covered
with gold plates and go by the name of Ponnambalam. The
Subrahmanya temple lies next to Ambal temple. It is also a
piece of superb art. Adjacent to this lies the Durga temple.
All are extremely superb both in architectural and sculptural points
of view. (For exhaustive information refer to No.4 of AGS).
The third of the Sivashtramurtis is Tejomurti found in
Tiruvannamalai. Now ....