The Natyanjali Dance Festival is held every year in the holy city of Chidambaram. It is organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu in association with The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and The Natyanjali Trust, Chidambaram.
Natyanjali Festival in Chidambaram is dedicated to Lord Nataraja, the dancing Shiva. The festival stretches on for five days. It begins with the auspicious festival of Maha Shivratri, the birth anniversary of Lord Shiva. Dancers from across the country take part in this amazing festival. Nataraja Temple serves as the backdrop for splendid performances during the festival. The festival aims at conveying the message of 'Unity in Diversity' through the language of music and dance.