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Sculptures in South India temples are amazing!
This one is one of the most famous. I tried to capture a detail zooming on it with my old camera. Now I am rescuing such pictures using CS3; I couldn't enlarge them because files are little, at that time I had not any place to save them but in the memory stick, soon full!

Here I post some simple info about this huge temple.

Chidambaram is one of the most ancient and most celebrated of shrines in India. It is of great religious as well as historic and cultural significance. Chidambaram is associated with Nataraja, or Shiva in his Ananda Tandava pose (the Cosmic Dance of bliss) in the cosmic golden hall and the hall of consciousness (Chit Sabha). The word "Koyil" or temple in the Tamil Saivaite tradition refers to none other than the Chidambaram Nataraja temple.

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