Vintage Lovely Small Handcrafted Lord Sri Nataraj Nataraja India Dancing Shiva Statue Murti.
Shiva constitutes a part of a powerful triad of divine energy within the cosmos of the Hindu religion. There is Brahma, the benevolent creator of the universe; there is Vishnu, the sagacious preserver; then there is Shiva, the destroyer. “Destroyer” in this sense is not an entirely negative force, but one that is expansive in its impact. In Hindu religious philosophy all things must come to a natural end so they can begin anew, and Shiva is the agent that brings about this end so that a new cycle can begin.
Here, Shiva embodies those perfect physical qualities as he is frozen in the moment of his dance within the cosmic circle of fire that is the simultaneous and continuous creation and destruction of the universe. The ring of fire that surrounds the figure is the encapsulated cosmos of mass, time, and space, whose endless cycle of annihilation and regeneration moves in tune to the beat of Shiva’s drum and the rhythm of his steps.
Dancing, in Indian culture has been seen as a way to unite with the Creator. Shiva's dance is a symbol of being one with God through the divine act of dancing. This cosmic dance of Shiva is called 'Anandatandava,' meaning the Dance of Bliss, and symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction. It also symbolises the daily rhythm of birth and death.
Thus, Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja takes away the ignorance from our minds through the divine act of dance
HXLXW: 4" x 3.5" x 1.5"
Weight: 5.3 oz.
Made in India