We took a quick tour of the Lord Nataraja temple at the stroke of midnight.
The big rush of devotees had exhausted.
In the eastern yard, the Natyanjali dance fest hosted by a Dikshitars-centred group had got through its first half.
The group ousted the Natyanjal Trust, the original hosts of the fest
and now curate their own.
It lacks aesthetics, dépends on artistes they know or are very keen to perform at this temple and draws the big crowd of devotees here.
On Sivaratri night, a group of dancers covered a lot of the large stage boxed into a golden-hued backdrop.
Earlier, dancer Padma Subrahmanyam who keeps her Sivaratri dance recital date here had performed.
Some 1200 plus people must have been here this morning to witness the recitals.