Nataraja - Lord Shiva as the Lord of the Dance
Finish: Antique brown
Dimensions: 26.0 inch Height x 17.0 inch Width x 6.5 inch Depth
Weight: 16.3 kg / 35.9 lbs
Shipping and delivery: 5 - 8 business days
Product description: Lord Shiva as the Lord of the Dance: Nataraja is the Hindu God Shiva in his cosmic dance form. His dance Anandatandava on the demon Apasmara within the circle of fire symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction. The statue depicts Lord Shiva standing on the Apasmara laid on an inverted lotus, and lord Shiva performs his dance, Ananda Tandava inside the circle of fire known as the prabha mandala. The circle of fire emerges from the two makaras (mythical water beasts) on each end, and the lower part of the arch has two yalis on either sides. This particular arch in the statue varies from the usual Nataraja statues as there are two makaras present on the top of the arch in place of the kirtimukha face, and has beautiful floral engravings. The fire circle is elegantly designed which gives a crisp appearance, and makes the statue very attractive. The arch comes as a separate piece and is removable from the base. The Apasmara on which the Lord performs his dance symbolizes the evils of ignorance and ego, and the third eye on Shiva’s forehead represents wisdom. His rear right hand has the drum or damaru - srishti (creation), and his rear left hand has the fire bowl that symbolizes Samhara (destruction). The right forehand of Nataraja shows Abhaya ( fearlessness), and his left forehand is pointing downwards with the palm facing inwards which represents concealment, and that he is the creator of Maya. The statue is indeed a charismatic representation of Lord Nataraja, and one of our most beautiful Nataraja statues from our collections.
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