Had a great darshan of lord shiva. Its a huge temple but needs proper management especially queues for proper darshan as it was crowded when i visited in Jan 2020 and a chaos as no proper queue and everybody rushing on each other. Also the priest took 150 Rs to allow to go near to the deity which is like few steps above than where i did the darshan earlier. I guess a proper arrangement for darshan and queue would make the experience better and to be closer to lord . Overall , the important was to have the blessings of lord shiva which was mesmerizing. i started from bangalore and went to vellore where i had a night halt and then next day took train from vellore to chidambaram which is 5 hours journey. .