Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

Nataraja Temple Chidambaram

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple – History, Location, Timings, Darshan, Pooja/ Seva Details, Festivals, Accommodation, Nearby attractions, How To Reach and Online Booking.

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple History:

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Nataraja, the temple has a beautiful architecture and many rituals. The temple opens early in the morning. The Lord is offered with many archanas and aartis. The temple gets crowded with devotees during festivals.

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple Address:

Thillai Nataraja Swamy Temple,



Tamil Nadu – 608001.

Nataraja Temple Chidambaram Darshan Timings:

Morning 6.00.a.m to 12.00 noon
Evening 5.00.p.m. to 10.00 night

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple Pooja Timings:

Ardhajaamam Pooja starts at 9:00 pm with Abhishekam & Ends at 10:00 pm

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple Daily Pooja/ Sevas:



Pal Nivedhyam 6.30 am
Maha Aarti 7.00 am
Kalasandhi Puja(1st Puja of the Day) 7.45 am to 9.00 am
Kalasandhi Homam, Spatika Linga Abhishekam & Maha aarti performed during this puja
Irandaam Kaalam (2nd Puja of the Day) 10.00 am to 11.00 am
Spatika Linga Abhishekam & Rathna Sabhapathi-Rubi Nataraja Abhishekam Performed during this Puja
Uchikaalam(3rd Puja of the Day) 11.30 am to 12.00 pm (Noon)
Spatika Linga Abhishekam after aarti temple will be closed
Saayarakshai (4th Puja of the Day) 5.15 pm to 6.00 pm
Spatika Linga Abhishekam & Shotasopachaara aarti is performed during this Puja
Irandaam Kaalam(5th Puja of the Day) 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Spatika Linga Abhishekam, Chidambara Rahasya Puja & Maha aarti is performed during this Puja
Ardhajaamam(6th Puja of the Day) 9.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Spatika Linga Abhishekam, Maha aarti, Padukas returns to Palliyarai, Chandeshwarar aarti, Chidambara rahasya Puja are performed

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple Abhishekam

  • Chandhramouleeswara Saptika Linga Abhishekam
  • Rathanasahapathy Abhishekam
  • Swarna Akarshana Bhairava Abhishekam
  • Mahanyaasa Poorvaka Rudhra Abhishekam
  • Mahaarudhrajapa Yagna Sahitha Mahaarudhram
  • Athirudhrajapa Yagna Sahitha Athirudhram

Nataraja Temple Six Maha Abhishekam:

  • Chithirai Onam – 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
  • Aanithirumanjanam – 3.30 am to 6.00 am
  • Aavani Chathurdasi – 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
  • Purattasi Chathurdasi – 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
  • Aardharaa Abhishekam – 3.30 am to 6.00 am
  • Maasichathurdasi – 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm

 Nataraja Temple Archanaas:

  • Ashtoththara Sathanaama
  • Sahasranaama
  • Sammelana sahasranaama
  • Panchakshara Thrisathi
  • Pancha Mukha Sahasranaama
  • Ekasamaya Lakshaarchaana

 Nataraja Temple Aani Thirumanjana Festivals:

  • Dhwajaarohanam
  • Golden Sooryaprabha
  • Silver Chandraprabha
  • Silver Bhoota Vaahanam
  • Silver Rishabha Vaahanam (Theruvadaichan)
  • Silver Gaja Vaahanam
  • Golden Kailaasa Vaahanam
  • Bhikshadanar on Golden Car
  • Mahaa Rathothsavam of Sri Nataraja
  • Aanithirumanjanamaha Abhishekam – 3.30 am Aani Darshan – 12.00 Noon
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple Accommodation:


Nearby Attractions:
  • Patanjaleeswarar
  • Thillai Kali
  • Swarnapureeswarar
  • Kolanji Appar

How To Reach Chidambaram Nataraja Temple?

By Air:

Trichy Airport (Nearest) – 195 km

By Train:

Trichy Railway Station (Nearest) – 8 km

By Road:

Trichy is well connected with many major cities

Reference: details


  1. Hi can you give me the temple timing tomorrow and any special tickets available tomorrow?

  2. is there any ticket for Darshan?

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You can have darshan from 6 am to 10 pm ,and temple will be closed between 12 pm to 5 pm .
      Thank you.

  3. Hi sir,
    Is temple accommodation available for night stay?
    Is there any river near by?

  4. Ramakrishna Desiraju

    How can we get puja tickets on line to participate in puja abhishekam in chidambaram nataraja temple

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You can get the pooja tickets directly on arrival at the temple counter, there is no online booking for that .
      Thank you.

  5. when the secret lingam will be shown to us

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