Chidambaram is one of the five holiest Shiva temples, each representing one of the five natural elements; Chidambaram represents akasha (aether). The other four temples in this category are: Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara, Trichy (water), Kanchi Ekambareswara (earth) Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara (fire), Thiruvanna malai and Kalahasti Nathar (wind), Sri Kalahasti.
Other than the six Mahabhishekas (Chithirai Onam, Aani Thirumanjanam, Aavani Chaturdashi, Purattasi Chaturdashi, Aardhraa Abhishekam during Arudra Darisanam and Maasi Chaturdashi), there is a huge list of festivals and auspicious events celebrated in Chidambaram Temple.
The List of Festivals in Chidambaram Nataraja Swamy Temple
Saturday, 4 June 2022 – 63 NAAYANMAAR UTHSAVAM
Wednesday, 12 October 2022 – SRI SIVAKAMA SUNDHARI DWAJAAROHANAM
Thursday, 20 October 2022 SRI SIVAKAMA SUNDHARI RATHOTHSAVAM
Friday, 21 October 2022 – SRI SIVAKAMA SUNDHARI POORA CHALANGAI
Saturday, 22 October 2022 – THIRU KALAYANAM
Sunday, 30 October 2022 – SOORA SAMHAARAM
Monday, 31 October 2022 – SUBRAMANYAL KALYANAM
Monday, 7 November 2022 – SRI MOOLANATHAR MAHA ANNAABHISHEKAM
Sunday, 5 February 2023 – THAI-POOSAM THANDAVA DHARSANAM
Saturday, 18 February 2023 – MAHAA SIVA RAATHRI
Wednesday, 5 April 2023 – PANGUNI UTHARAM