Usually one finds a small Shiva shrine in a major Vishnu temple or a small Vishnu shrine in a major Shiva temple. But only in one place can we find two gods equal in one major temple. In Chidambaram, Shiva manifests as Nataraja & is one of the Pancha bhoota shtalams. In the same temple almost facing him is Lord Vishnu giving darshan in his sleeping form as Govindaraja Perumal (One of the108 Divya Desam temples of Vishnu). Both the Gods almost face each other.
Beauty is the language of the heart - it decorates, elaborates, exaggerates. When you read poetry, sing a song or describe something, it is always from the heart. Analysis or explanation is from the mind. Justice and equality are from the head. Uniqueness is only from the heart. The heart makes everything special!
Shiva's karanas in Thiruvadigai; Kailasha and the home of Tripurankata Fig. 7: Karana karihasta (87), East gopuram of the Shiva Nataraja temple in Chidambaram. Granite Shiva Nataraja temple, Chidambaram Chola dynasty, 13th century Appx. 50 cm high December 2010, R Kandhan Raja Deekshithar, Jayakumar Raja Deekshithar , Sankar Raja Deekshithar, Liesbeth Pankaja Bennink.