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10 Facts About Chidambaram
Annamalai University, established in 1929 in Chidambaram, is one of the oldest and most prominent universities in the state.
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Chidambaram is one of the many temple towns in the state which is named after the groves, clusters or forests dominated by a particular variety of a tree or shrub and the same variety of tree or shrub sheltering the presiding deity.
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The name of the town of this shrine, Chidambaram comes from the Tamil word Chitrambalam meaning "wisdom atmosphere".
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The Chidambaram Mahatmiyam composed during the 12th century provides the subsequent evolution and Sanskritization of cults.
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Chidambaram constructed a hall for the recitation of Thevaram hymns and engraved the hymns in copper plates.
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Chidambaram is administered by a selective-grade municipality formed as third-grade municipality in 1873, upgraded to a second-grade in 1949, first-grade in 1974 and a selection-grade in 1998.
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The Chidambaram municipality has 33 wards and there is an elected councillor for each of those wards.
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Chidambaram comes under the Chidambaram assembly constituency and it elects a member to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly once every five years.
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