Mukkuruni Vinayaka Shrine; click to enter                     Pandya Nayaka or Murukan Shrine; click to enter
North Gopuram with Shivaganga Tirtha; click to enter While browsing I came across a rare treasure.
Six photos of the Shri Shiva Nataraja temple of Chidambaram from the 19th century that show features no longer existing in the same form. The photos shine a new light on the history of this ancient temple. In the pages of this website I would like to share these new insights and offer my understanding.
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Raja Sabha or 1000 Pillars Hall; click to enter

Shivaganga Tirtha with the 100 Pillars Hall and the West Gopuram in the background; click to enter

Mandapam in inner courtyard of the Nataraja temple; click to enter             

Copyright 2007 Raja Deekshithar. All rights reserved.
The author would like to thank the Digital South Asian Library
for its kind permission to reproduce the six photos of the Shri Shiva Nataraja temple in Chidambaram.
All other photos by the author.

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