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    Shiva Nataraja

    Nataraja Tandava is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to re-start the process of creation. The Tandava (the violent and dangerous dance) is associated with the destruction of weary worldviews – weary perspectives and lifestyles.Thus Shiva Nataraja (Lord of the Dance) destroys in order to create, tearing down to build again


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    Lord Shiva Nataraja Tandava. Dance of Shiva - the so-called dance of cosmic creation (Lord of the Dance), in which Shiva creates and destroys the cosmos. Dancing on the body of the demon of ignorance, he creates a Universe in a halo of flame. The drum beat creates and maintains the cosmic rhythm, fire symbolizes the inner knowledge, a skull - a victory over death. Abhaya mudra in the right hand bestows fearlessness and blessings. The fire around Nataraja represents manifest Universe.

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    Bho Sambho Siva Sambho

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    Shiva dances as Parvati plays music. 19th C. India

    Indian Epics: Images and PDE Epics: Image: Shiva and Parvati

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    Shiva and Parvati

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    Nataraja Symbology. 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.

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    Shiva as Lord of Music, 11th century India: Tamil Nadu, 1000-1099 Bronze 16-5/8 x 10 in. (42.2 x 25.4 cm)

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    Cast for Eternity: Bronze Masterworks from India and the Himalayas 3. Shiva Nataraja, ‘Lord of the Dance’ India, Tamil Nadu Chola period, 12th century Bronze

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    Shiva and Parvati dancing.

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    Shiva Tandava Stotram. Shiva Tandava Stotram (शिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम्) is a hymn of praise in the Hindu tradition that describes Shiva's power and beauty. Both the fourth and fifth quatrains of this hymn conclude with lists of Shiva's epithets as destroyer, even the destroyer of death itself.

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    The Hindu deity Shiva, portrayed as Lord of the Dance (Nataraja). Circa 950 CE. From Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Indian Bronze Buddha Statue: Lord of the Dance. Shiva Nataraja, India. Ca. early 1900s. Siva Nataraja in the sacred dance of universal creation and destruction. For all cycles, all mortal lives and civilizations, all universes come into existence and come to an end. It is Shiva as Nataraja, who ignites the dissolution and creation of the universe at the beginning and end of cycles. His dance is dynamic and uncontrollably wild as he moves through the 108 forms and movements.

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    Bho Sambho Siva Sambho

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    Shiva~ Nataraja. Shiva dancing the world out of existence, crushing ignorance under his feet.

    Fritjof Capra - Shiva's Cosmic Dance at CERN

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    Nataraja, Lord of Dance

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    In his hands Shiva as Lord Nataraja holds a drum or dhamru that makes the final sound of death as well as the primeval vibrations of life. In his left hand Nataraja holds Agni, a fire that burns and destroys yet also illuminates and energizes. Around him is a fiery prahabhamandala, which is the great wheel of samsara filled with the infinite cycle of births and rebirths..

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    Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja), ca. 11th century. Indian (Tamil Nadu). Chola period (880–1279) As a symbol, Shiva Nataraja combines in a single image Shiva's roles as creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe and conveys the Indian conception of the never-ending cycle of time.

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    Shiva The Destroyer. Shiva's most important dance is the Tandav. This is the cosmic dance of death, which he performs at the end of an age, to destroy the universe.

    Poems written by Swami Vivekananda - Frank Parlato Jr.

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    Shiva has many dances. His dance of anger is called the Roudra Tandava, and his dance of joy, the Ananda Tandava. He dances the dance of creation, the dance of destruction, and the dance of solace and liberation.

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    Brass Dancing 5 Faced Shiva Statue 27” This stunning statue of Shiva depicts him in a very rare form with 5 faces and 10 arms in ecstatic dance. Each of the faces has a name and represents a specific aspect. These five faces are Isana, Tatpurusa, Aghora, Vamadeva and Sadyojata. Isana faces south east and represents Iswara aspect of Shiva known as SadaShiva, or the Eternal Shiva.

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    "Lord Shiva, whose dance of Tandava is in tune with the series of loud sounds of drum making Dhimid Dhimid sounds, who has the fire on the great forehead, the fire that is spreading out because of the breath of the snake wandering in whirling motion in the glorious sky". (Shiva stotram)

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    BHO SHAMBHO: (Translation) Being from whom all graces flow, Shiva, self-born, Source of the Ganges, compassionate redeemer from this ocean of sorrows, Supreme being without attributes, Beyond this world of the senses and elements.Thou art the self form of supreme truth, Untouched by the fleeting world of existence, Extraordinary, endless, bestower of happiness, Wonderful, eternal lingam.

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