Shiva Nataraja is depicted performing his cosmic dance that 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. This circle of fire and light reminds us to dance through our problems! Whenever the challenges of life seem overwhelming, invoke the effervescent joy of SHIVA!
• Made in India
• Polished brass
• Height: 12 inches
• Weight: 6 lbs.
Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva of the Hindu Trinity parallel the western concept of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the eternal Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. Brahma embodies the divine desire that inspired the creation of the world. Vishnu conveys mercy and virtue to sustain the world. Shiva represents the sacred fire that destroys evil. We see Shiva in his cosmic dance of creation and destruction. Nataraja, the Lord of the Dance, is held at the golden hall at the center of the universe. This golden hall represents the heart of man. One Hindu hymn that celebrates Shiva’s dance says that “as he dances, he appears in the immaculate lotus of the heart.”