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Chidambaram temple natyanjali made Guinness record with 7,195 Bharatanatyam dancers

Cuddalore: A new Guinness world record has been established in the Chidambaram Nataraja temple, Cuddalore district, when 7,195 dancers...


Cuddalore: A new Guinness world record has been established in the Chidambaram Nataraja temple, Cuddalore district, when 7,195 dancers performed a dance together in the Natyanjali function.

The Nataraja temple in Chidambaram is devoted to Lord Shiva who appears as the Lord of Dance Nataraj here. On Monday, a Natyanjali event was organized here to establish a new Guinness world record.

The Chidambaram Natarajar temple witnessed the gathering of students, both boys and girls and traditional dancers from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and many other states and from overseas to participate in the Natyanjali event.

The Natyanjali event was held between 8 am and 8.45 am with the Aayirangal Mandapam and the four outer perimeters fully packed with dancers. Spectators were thrilled to watch more than seven thousand dancers performing at one location.
Chidambaram temple natyanjali made Guinness record
This massive Guinness event was inaugurated by Danseuse Padma Subramanian. The Guinness Organisation was represented by Rishi Nath from England and he duly recorded this event as an achievement on their world records list.

This Natyanjali event organized to create a Guinness world record was watched by a large number of devotees. More than 200 policemen were present for security at the event. 

Nataraja Temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva's dance avatar, where his tandava stance is worshipped by devotees. This temple displayed 108 karanas from Natya Shastra by Bharata Muni - postures which are the fundamental ones for Bharatanatyam. __TN

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