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|Description ||ChidamBaram Nataraja temple
main Gopuram (gate)
Nataraja (literally. The Lord (or King) of Dance, Tamil: கூத்தன் (Kooththan), Kannada: ನಟರಾಜ, Sanskrit: नटराज; /nɐ.tɐ.rɑ.dʒɐ/ is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for god Brahma to start the process of creation. Nataraja is most often depicted through a statue. The dance of Shiva in Tillai, the traditional name for Chidambaram, forms the motif for all the depictions of Shiva as Nataraja. He is also known as "Sabesan" which splits as "Sabayil aadum eesan" in Tamil which means "The Lord who dances on the dais".The form is present in most Shiva temples in South India, and is the main deity in the famous temple at Chidambaram
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