Some temples in india are excellent example for the rich architectural knowledge of our ancestors. Thillai Natarajar temple in chidambaram which is in 51 acres is one of the temples which have a rich building architecture in itself in the form of a human body.
Natarajar temple is covered by 21,600 gold plated roof where the word "NAMASIVAYA" is written indicating the number of human breaths per day.72,000 iron rods are fixed in that roof top indicating nerves in a human body.This temple has 9 entrances indicating 9 air paths in human body. Steps here indicate "SIVAYANAMA" mantra.64 Woods here indicate 64 types of arts. 96 windows indicate 96 philosophies.
People who want to excel in arts of any form in future worship lord natarajar here.Lord siva here is called as thirumoolanathar and amman is called as sivakamasundari.Sri chakra is installed by sage adi sankarar here.
Chidambara ragasiyam: Philosophy of nothing is in human hands is the secret which is called as chidambara ragasiyam From cuddalore, buses are available to chidambaram which is 50 kms away.