The Five Sabhas


Lord Nataraja is having five Sabhas (courts) or Pancha Sabhas. They are:

Ratna SabhaThiruvaalan Kadu
Por Sabhai (Golden Sabha)Chidambaram
Velliyambalam (Siver Sabha)Madurai
Thamira Sabha (Copper)Tirunelveli
Chitra SabhaCourtalam



Similar to this, the Lord is having 5 Sabhas in the temple of Meenakshi Amman. They are:

Kanaka SabhaIn the first praharam of Swami Sannidhi
Ratna SabhaIn the first praharam of Swami Sannidhi
Rasatha SabhaIn Velliambalam
Deva SabhaIn the 100 pillared Mandapam
Chitra SabhaIn the 1000 pillared Mandapam