Timings of Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, opening, closing timings of Chidambaram Thillai Nataraja Temple and Darshanam timings at morning and evening are given here..
Morning Timings of Chidambaram Temple
Time of opening – 6 AM
Time of closing – 12 Noon
Evening Timings of Chidambaram Temple
Time of opening – 5 PM
Time of closing – 10 PM
Chidambaram Temple will remain closed during Chandra Grahanam (Lunar Eclipse) and Surya Grahanam (Solar Eclipse).
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), Kalahasti.
The temple complex spread over 50 acres in the heart of the city. It is an ancient and historic temple dedicated to Lord Shiva Nataraja and Lord Govindaraja Perumal, one of the few temples where both the Shaivite and Vaishnavite deities are enshrined in one place. To the followers of Shaivism (Saivism) or the saivaite, the very word koil refers to Chidambaram. In the same way, to the followers of Vaishnavism it refers to Srirangam or Thiruvarangam.