SHIVA NATARAJA

  • Shiva Nataraja

    The Lord of Dance who simultaneously destroys and creates the universe with each cycle of his mystical dance.
    His hair is spread wide depicting the force of his dance.
    Shiva dances on the dwarf Apasmara, who represents evil forces in the world.
    He holds Agni ( fire) and  the Damaru in his upper hands,
    and surrounded by a ring of flames.

    Casting bronze.
    Late XIX century
    Tamil Nadu, South India
    H. cm. 36,5