Arudhara Darshan 2012 Date – Ardra Darshanam of Shiva as Nataraja

Arudhara Darshan, or Ardra Darshanam is an auspicious day associated with Lord Shiva in Tamil Hindu culture. Arudhara Darshan 2012 date is January 8. The festival is celebrated with fervor in Lord Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia and in other parts of the world with Tamil speaking population. The festival is mainly associated with the Nataraja form of Lord Shiva and celebrates Shiva’s cosmic dance.

Arudhara Darshan falls on the full moon day or a day later in the Tamil month of Marghazhi (December – January).

Arudhara Darshan is of great importance at the Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and marks the conclusion of Margazhi Brahmotsavam.

Ardra Darshanam is celebrated with fervor at the Tiruvaalankaadu Temple, Nellaiappar temple, Kutralanaathar temple, Tiruvarur Temple, Kapaaleeswarar Temple and in several other Lord Shiva shrines across the globe.

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