Sky of consciousness:
In Tamilnadu, India there is a Sivan temple in the town named Chidambaram Nataraja Temple which holds a secret for more than 1000 years. The conspiracy named as ‘Chidambara Ragasiyam‘, which is the secret of this temple. Patanjali sithar used to meditate in this place before the temple construction. This temple has traced in the Tamil literature sung 4000 years ago, so not sure about the exact time of the temple built.
The word Chidambaram may be derived from chit, meaning “consciousness”, and Ambaram, meaning “sky” (from aakasam or aakayam); it refers to the ‘Chidaakasam’, the sky of consciousness, which is the ultimate aim one should attain according to all the Vedas and scriptures. 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),
- Ekambareswara (earth) Kanchipuram,
- Arunachaleswara (fire), Thiruvannamalai and
- Kalahasti Nathar(wind), Kalahasti.
What is more interesting in these temples are, they are aligned in a geographic straight line around 79° E 41’54” Longitude. How can this be possible for the ancient Tamil saints to build with such accuracy? There have been several renovations in its history, particularly during the days of Pallava/Chola emperors in ancient and pre-medieval periods.
The secret behind the Temple:
In simple words to reveal the secret of the temple is ‘Andam resides in Pindam’ and ‘Pindam resides in Andam’. Andam refers to the cosmos and Pindam refers to the human body.
In this Temple, the magnetic equator passes, which means magnetic dip is zero at this location. Temple also located at 11-degrees latitude. On this coordination, the Spinning Earth has outward force called centrifugal force. At this degree the centrifugal force is directed upward, So this will help to channelize our energies upward to the cosmos which in term enhances our spiritual power.
Architectural facts of the temple:
The meaning of Andam-Pindam concept hidden in the temple construction. The roof has 21600 tiles (later golden tiles has been procured), denoting the number of times a person can breathe in a day. These tiles are fixed to the wooden roof with the help of 72000 nails depicting the number of veins. On the top of the roof, we can find 9 kalasas indicating the 9 gateways in the human body.
The mandapa next to the artha mandapa has 18 pillars symbolizing the 18 Puranas. The roof has 64 cross wooden reapers denoting the 64 kinds of art. As the heart is to the left of the body, the sanctum is slightly aligned to the left side. The chit Sabha roof is supported by 4 pillars symbolizing the 4 Vedas.
Theory of relativity:
If we travel out in space and look at our cosmos it will be in the shape of the Nataraja deity. techniques are possible if we closely monitor the cosmic dance as it was closely identified with Albert Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity’.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research has a 2-meter statue of the dancing Shiva unveiled at the lawn, indicating the science beyond the worship. It is now believed that all advance science inventions and innovations are hidden in the form of sacred worship.
How come our Tamil ancestor able to view the cosmos at those ages and how brilliant they are when it comes to cosmic and geographic knowledge is beyond mystery. We should accept the fact that although we live in modern civilization with advanced technical aspects, we’re still lacking behind our Tamil Sithars and ancestors intelligence.