There is also beautiful correlation of the temple architecture to the human body. The sanctum sanctorum housing the Nataraja statue is called the Chit Sabha or Ponnambalam. The five pillars of the Chit Sabha indicates the five senses. The roof of this Sabha contains 9 kalasas depicting the 9 dwaras (gateways) in the human body (namely 2 eyes, 2 nostrils, 2 ears, mouth, rectum, genitals). The roof has 22600 tiles denoting the number of times a person can breathe in a day. The tiles are fixed to the roof using 72000 nails depicting the number of nadis (channels of prana in the body). Just as the human heart is not at its centre, the Nataraja statue is also slightly shifted to the side. entrance paths are through the sides representing the fact that human blood circulates only through the sides of the heart and not straight. In the Kanaka Sabha, which is adjacent to the Chit Sabha, there are five silver steps representing panchakshara (Na Ma Si Va Ya), these five syllables represent the feet, lips, shoulder, face and head. Lord Shiva is worshiped in three forms at the temple — the main Nataraja statue (form), small crystal linga (semi-form) and Chidambara Rahasyam (formless). At a philosophical level, this caters to the three avasthas (states of consciousness) in humans.