Here is a FB note dancer Kiran Rajagopalan, based in the USA posted on his page -
Happy Maha Shivaratri! This is a throwback pic to when I performed at the Mayuranathar Temple in Mayiladuthurai during Shivaratri night in 2011 to a crowd of 2500+ people!
I was also asked to speak in Tamil to the audience after accepting an award, and I was terrified. I had previously performed that same evening in Thirunallar.
BTW - Mayiladuthurai is one of the best places in the world for food - especially right by the train station!!