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Unusual Hindu temples and their mysterious powers!

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prasad1

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The secret of Chidambaram
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Thillai Natarajah Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the town of Chidambaram, East-Central Tamil Nadu, South India. It is one of the "Five Elements" temples; particularly it is the temple of the Akasha Linga (or the Sky element) - the other four being Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Being an Akasa Linga, the main deity in the sanctum is invisible or rather, not present! There is simply a curtain behind which an empty space exists where the Lord is supposed to dwell!

Chidambara Rahasyam is a Hindu belief that there is a secret message conveyed through the embossed figure near the shrine of Shiva in the Chidambaram Temple. However, some believe that Chidamabara Rahasyam is when during Puja, the priest just draws open the curtain (Maya) for a split second to let devotees "see" the Linga, with the inherent lesson that God is everywhere and not just in a specified place in a temple!


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Raji Ram

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Dear Prasad Sir,

We see golden bilva leaves when the curtain opens.

Only Goddess Sivakami amman is seen and there is no Lingam.

Here is the image:


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Being an Akasa Linga, the main deity in the sanctum sanctorum is invisible or rather, not present! There is simply a curtain behind which an empty space exists where the Lord is supposed to dwell! That is the Chidamabara Rahasyam, when during Puja, the priest just draws open the curtain (Maya) for a split second to let devotees "see" the Linga (which is really not there), with the inherent lesson that God is everywhere and not just in a specified place in a temple!

Rajiji where this image in the temple in relation to the "Linga"?
 

Raji Ram

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........... Rajiji where this image in the temple in relation to the "Linga"?
Dear Prasad Sir,

Please see the above image - on the left side (to us) - where the golden bilva leaves are hanging.

Only Amman's idol is present and the space for the Linga is empty.
 
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