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Chidambaram Nataraj Temple Darshan, Abhishekam, Pooja Timings and Booking

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located over 50 acres in the heart of the temple town of Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. Let’s get to know more about the Chidambaram Temple timings, online booking, entry fees, special darshan, ways to reach, accommodations and other details.

Chidambaram is a name that means “atmosphere of knowledge” or “covered in thought.” Another well-known name for this temple is “Nataraja” or “Thillai Nataraja Temple.”

Chidambaram Temple Timings

Nataraja Temple Chidambaram Timings for Darshan are given below. Devotees must check the opening and closing timings, puja timings and Abhishekam of Chidambaram Temple.

Here, we provided the complete details of the Chidambaram Nataraja Temple timings. Read it and stay updated with the Chidambaram timings.

Chidambaram Natarajar Temple Darshan Timings

Temple OpeningMon to Sun6:00
Morning DarshanMon to Sun6:00 to 12:00
Evening DarshanMon to Sun17:00 to 22:00
Temple BreakMon to Sun12:00 to 17:00
Temple ClosingMon to Sun22:00

Chidambaram Temple Abhishekam Timings

Daily Abhishekam Timings information is given below.

Mon to SunEarly Morning Spatika Linga Abhishekam7:45 to 9:00
Mon to SunMorning Spatika Linga Abhishekam10:00 to 11:00
Mon to SunAfternoon Spatika Linga Abhishekam11:30 to 12:00
Mon to SunEarly Evening Spatika Linga Abhishekam17:15 to 18:00
Mon to SunEvening Spatika Linga Abhishekam19:00 to 20:00
Mon to SunNight Spatika Linga Abhishekam21:00 to 22:00

Chidambaram Temple Abhishekam Cost

For performing Chidambaram Abhishekam or Rudrabhishekam devotees must have to pay charges for it.

AbhishekamPerformed Daily
Ticket CostRs. 72000
Pooja duration2 hours
Person AllowFor a family
Timings10:00 am and 8:00 pm

Chidambaram Natarajar Temple Aarti Timings

Mon to SunMaha Aarti7:00
Mon to SunMaha Aarti7:45 to 09:00
Mon to SunMaha Aarti11:30 to 12:00
Mon to SunShotasopachaara Aarti17:15 to 18:00
Mon to SunMaha Aarti19:00 to 20:00
Mon to SunMaha Aarti
Maha Aarti at Palliyarai
Chandeswarar Aarti
21:00 to 22:00

Chidambaram Temple Pooja Timings

Puja NameTimings
Paal Nivedhyam6:30 AM
Maha Aarthi7:00 AM
Kala Sandhi Pooja7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Irandaam Kaalam10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Uchikaalam11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Saayarakshai5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Irandaam Kaalam7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ardhajaamam9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Chidambaram Temple Online Booking

Chidambaram temple special darshan tickets can be booked online from the temple’s official site. One can book temple darshan online by visiting the Chidambaram Temple Official Website.

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple Official Website

Entry Fee of Chidambaram Natarajan Temple

There is no entry fee at the Chidambaram temple. Devotees can have darshan during the temple’s darshan hours.

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Chidambaram Temple History

The main temple deity is Lord Nataraja in his dancing form. The goddess is Sivakami Amman. There are also some subshrines. Those are Karpaka Vinayakar, Mukkuruni Vinayakar, Somasundarar, Subrahmaniyar Navalingam (9 planes), etc.

The temple is one of only five places where he is represented as an idol instead of a lingam. The Chidambaram Natrajan temple has 9 Gopurams 5 Sabhais, water tanks and a sanctum sanctorium.

Chidambaram Temple

The Chidambaram temple is also known as Thillai Natarajar Temple. It is one of the five holiest Shiva temples. These represent one of the five natural elements.

As Chidambaram represents akasha (sky), the other four temples are Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara, Trichy (water), Kanchi Ekambareswara Kanchipuram (earth), Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara (fire), Thiruvanna Malai and Kalahasti Nathar, Kalahasti (wind).

Chidambara Rahasyam Timings

Chidambaram Ragisiyam is a Hindu belief that a secret message is conveyed through the embossed figure near the shrine of Shiva in the Chidambaram temple.

Since ancient times, it has been believed that this is the place where Lord Shiva and Parvathi are present but are invisible to the naked eyes of normal people.

In the Chidambaram temple of Lord Nataraja, the Rahasya of Chidambaram is hidden by a curtain (Maya). The Darshan of Chidambaram Rahasyam is possible only when priests open the curtain (or Maya) for special poojas. The temple is managed and administered hereditarily by the Chidambaram Dikshitar.

How to Reach Chidambaram Temple

By Road

By Road

There are frequent buses available from various places, like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, to Chidambaram.

By Train

By Train

The nearest railway station to Thilai Natrajan Temple is Chidambaram Railway Station, which is 2 km from the Chidambaram Temple.

By Air

By Air

The nearest airport is Trichy 155 km from the Chidambaram Temple.

Here, we are provided all the details of the Chidambaram Nataraj Temple Darshan, Abhishekam, Pooja Timings and Booking. For more information, you can let us know in the comment section.

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1 month ago

Very special to me what I realized, Lord Nataraja

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