Wishes to all!
Om Chidhambareshaaya vidhmahey
Natana raajaaya dheemahi
Thanno Sabhaapathi Prachodhayath
To record a fact,the earth’s rotation said to have centered at chidambaram,TamilNadu.when we dive deep into we find chidambaram temple ->the natarajar statue and -> His right leg toe.
Hence the whole earth is believed to rotate with Lord Natarajar’s right leg toe as its axis.
Aarudhraa is a special celebration marking the event of Lord shiva Him self blessing the view of His Natarajar form to the Saints Patanjali and Vyaky(r)apaadhar.
It is widely celebrated in temples like uththrakosamangai(where the Idol of Lord Nataraja is made of Emerald (maragadham)), ,thiruvaalangadu,Chidhambaram,etc…
His auspicious dance is well portrayed in one of the songs sung by Thiru O.S.Arun,a renowned carnatic vocalist.and is taken for understanding
Kandavarku kanavilum kaala bayam yedhaiyya
kanaga sabhai thannile idathu kaalai thooki aadum kaatchi(kandarvarku…)
Thondarukku thondanaagi thoodhu nadantha paadham
Thoomaraiyaal ullam dhinam thuthikkum kunchitha paadham
Aazhi jalam odunga anru alzhaguruvaai aana paadham
oozhiye thaandavam seithu ennai vaazha seithon paadham
Vaazhai adi vaazhaiyaai ennai enrum vaazha vaikum malar paadham
vanchinam pesuvorai ellam anji oda vaatum paadham (kandarvarku…)
The one who has seen Lord nataraja dancing with his left leg raised in the Kanagasabhai (stage at chidambaram)will never have to fear about Lord Yama even in His Dream.
The holy feet which served His devotee as a messenger.
The one which is always worshipped with due respect by Godess Parvati whose form is as pure as vedas.or the one holy feet which is worshipped by chanting Vedas.
The one which took a beautiful form in order to settle the ocean water during floods(pralayam)
The one which dances time and again to protect us.
The one which ensures me a growth of my heir/heiress,generation after generation.
The one which makes the people (who backbites abt the devotees) run out of fear.
Abhishekham is performed for the processional diety of Nataraja and special alankaaram is done in order to incur his blessings for life full of happiness.
Then Naatudaya Shivane Potri !
Ennaatavarkkum Iraiva Potri!!
ThiruChitrambalam ! Siva Chidhambaram !!