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Chidambaram Shiva Temple (Nataraja Temple)

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Chidambaram is one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthalams and one of the most significant and visited temples of Shiva. Temple is spread over 40 acres and built around 10-11th century representing Chola period architecture. Chidambaram is the only known temple where Shiva is depicted performing Cosmic activities. The architecture of the temple is imposing and therefore visited by heritage traveller and those interested in temple architecture.

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Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site (Lord Shiva, Heritage Temple)

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