Chidambaram Shiva Lingam


It is the temple where Goddess Sati’s heart had fallen and she is worshipped as Jai Durga.

Where is Akasa Lingam?

It represents Space. Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu is home to the Akasha Lingam.

What is the secret in Chidambaram temple?

In the temple, Chidambara Ragasya is hidden behind a curtain (symbolic of Maya). Worship, or darshan is possible only when priests open the curtain for special pujas. Behind the curtain are golden leaves, as from the Aegle Marmelos tree, signifying the presence of Shiva and Parvati.

What Lingam is Chidambaram?

akasha linga
The Chidambaram Rahasya is the “formless” representation of Shiva as the metaphysical Brahman in Hinduism, sometimes explained as akasha linga and divine being same as Self (Atman) that is everywhere, in everything, eternally.

Which form of Shiva is celebrated in the temple of Chidambaram?

Nataraja is celebrated in 108 poses of Bharatanatyam, with Sanskrit inscriptions from Natya Shastra, at the Nataraja temple in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.

What are the 5 lingas?

The five temples
Category Lingam Temple
Earth Bhumi Lingam Ekambareswarar Temple
Water Varuna Lingam (Jambu Lingam) Jambukeshwarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval
Fire Agni Lingam (Jyothi Lingam) Arunachaleswara Temple
Air Vayu Lingam SriKalahasti temple
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Where is worlds largest Shivling?

Maha Mrityunjay Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, situated in Nagaon, Assam, India. This Temple is special in its architectural sense as it is built in a form a Shivling. It is the World’s largest Shivalinga, at the height of 126 foot.

What is the story behind Nataraja?

In the Nataraja sculpture, Shiva is shown as the source of all movement within the cosmos and as the god whose doomsday dance, represented by the arch of flames, accompanies the dissolution of the universe at the end of an eon.

What is the science behind Nataraja statue?

For the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter. The figure of Nataraja is enclosed in a ring of fire which represents the continuous creation and destruction of the universe. The mass, space and time are enclosed within this cosmic ring of fire.

Who is beneath Nataraja?

Apasmāra, clutching a cobra and trampled beneath the foot of Nataraja (Shiva as lord of dance).


Gudimallam Lingam
Archaeological and epigraphical studies suggest that Gudimallam Lingam, one of the oldest Shiva Linga in the world is in the Parasuramesvara temple, one of the temples in Gudimallam. The Lingam has been variously dated between 3rd-century BCE and 2nd-century CE.


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