literature is rich in its corpus and almost all premier Saivate
poet-singers and theist poets have produced master-pieces focusing
more light on Natya Sasthra for exposition of which Nataraja, the
chief-deity is worshipped most.
Besides, the inscriptions of the
temple walls bear eloquent testimony to the endowments made by royal
families and aristocratic aradhakas. The archives too furnish
elaborate accounts of the kings and their donations.