The most fundamental of Hindu deities, is the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - popular deities include Ganesha, Krishna, Hanuman and goddesses like Lakshmi, Durga,Saraswati.
Shiva is also the great cosmic dancer, Natesha. He is said to have danced at several places in India. In Tamil Nadu, great dancing halls have been established at these sacred sites. There the art of dancing and its divine significance are explored in detail. These include
'hall of gems' Tiruvalangadu;
'hall of copper' Tirunelveli;
'hall of silver' Madurai;
‘hall of Pictures' Kuttalam
'hall of gold' Chidambaram, said to be the greatest dancing hall in the