According to legend, Shiva and Kali got into a dance-off judged by Vishnu. Shiva dropped an earring and picked it up with his foot, a move that Kali could not duplicate, so Shiva won the title Nataraja (Lord of the …
With cheery staff, Anupallavi is a good air-conditioned multicuisine restaurant tucked into the backyard of a decent enough hotel.
Chidambaram's five-day dance festival attracts 300 to 400 classical dancers from all over India to the Nataraja Temple.
Of Chidambaram's many festivals, the two largest are the 10-day chariot festivals.