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Showing posts with label Dikshitars. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Are The Dikshitars?


The Dikshitars are a very tiny group who live mostly in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, in the temple town of Chidambaram. 

They are Nataraja's hereditary slaves in the Nataraja temple, where the deity Shiva appears as the "Lord of the Dance." 

The Dikshitars were members of Nataraja's celestial host (gana) while he dwelt in heaven, according to their own legendary conception. 

They followed Nataraja to Earth, where they continue to serve him. 



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