Nataraja Symbolism. A depiction of the god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to start the process of creation. Dancing is seen as an art in which the artist and the art s/he creates are one and the same, thought to evoke the oneness of God and creation.

Nataraja Symbolism. A depiction of the god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to start the process of creation. Dancing is seen as an art in which the artist and the art s/he creates are one and the same, thought to evoke the oneness of God and creation.

Shiva as Lord of Dance A statue of a dancing Shiva in a Bhubaneswar workshop

Shiva as Lord of Dance A statue of a dancing Shiva in a Bhubaneswar workshop

Enchanting Bronze Nataraja Statue 45"

Antique Bronze 19th Century Nataraj Statue 36"

"Those who act in ego do not go beyond karma (karma; action, kaama; desire - these are both transient, to move…

"Those who act in ego do not go beyond karma (karma; action, kaama; desire - these are both transient, to move…

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