Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
Your Cart (0)
Sculptures > Brass > Shiva as Nataraja
Displaying 1 of 2174         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Shiva as Nataraja

Shiva as Nataraja

Shiva as Nataraja

Sold Out (Can be backordered)

Brass Statue

1.8 ft x 1.4 ft x 0.4 ft
8.5 kgs
Item Code:
$470.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
This item can be back ordered
Time required to recreate this artwork: 2 to 3 weeks
Advance to be paid now (% of product value): 20%
Balance to be paid once product is ready: 80%
The amount to be tendered as advance to back order this artwork: $94.00
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Shiva as Nataraja

Verify the characters on the left

You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 15520 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
Lord Shiva is a great master of dance. All the 108 modes of dancing known to the canonical texts on dancing are said to have come from him. It is said that he dances every evening in order to relieve the sufferings of creatures and entertain the gods who gather at Mount Kailasha (his abode) in full strength. Hence he is also called 'sabhapati' (the lord of congregation)

The drum, the damaru in his right hand, represents the primordial sound, symbolically speaking. In the Unmai Villakam, verse 36, it is said that: "Creation comes from the drum..." With his right hand raised in Abhaya mudra, Shiva says: 'I protect." The fire which transforms and destroys, emanates from the hand touching the ring of flames. Shiva, all alone, holds the reins of the three cosmic functions: to create, to protect, to dissolve. For the Brahmins, on the other hand, Brahma is in charge of creation, Vishnu protects, and last and very much least, Shiva has the none-too-glorious' power of destruction!

Finally, the hand pointing toward his raised right foot liberates anyone who has penetrated the myth by revealing to him/her the essence of the cosmos. For Tantrists the left foot treading on an evil dwarf symbolizes Shiva's Aryan ex-father-in-law who was responsible for the death of his beloved Sati. "Officially," it represents the demon' Muyalaka. The statue is mounted on a lotus-shaped pedestal.

His hair is peppered with symbols. Jewels adorn his braids and his curled, swirling locks show the impetuousness of his dance which maintains, upholds the universe. Another fantastic intuition: a grain of sand is insignificant and motionless to my eyes. Yet electrons spin around an atom's nucleus at a speed of thousands of miles per second; If all of a sudden all the electrons and all cosmic energy came to a grinding halt, the universe would collapse back into the "dynamic void" (akasha) whence it came!

There is a cobra in his hair but it does him no harm.

The Ganges springs from the top of his head. Add to this the crescent of the moon. He is crowned with a garland of Cassia, a sacred plant. On his right ear he wears a man's earring, on his left ear, a woman's earring, showing that both sexes are united within him. His jewelry highlights his divinity: he wears elaborate necklaces and his belt is studded with precious stones. He wears bracelets on his wrists, ankles and arms, and rings on his fingers and toes! He is clad in tight-fitting, tiger-skin breeches and has a scarf. And to flout the Brahmins, he also sports the sacred thread.

The overall impression is one of easy, light, graceful impetuousness: Shiva-Lila is a "game"! In spite of his frenzied dance, Shiva's face remains serene. In the middle of his forehead, his third eye is open, the eye of intuition which pierces appearances and transcends the sensorial world. For those who can see and perceive it, Shiva's dance reveals, in a strikingly condensed form, the Ultimate. Shiva is thus Nataraja, the Lord of the Dance, the name of Nataraja Guru, precisely.

Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Of Related Interest:

Shiva, the Nataraja (Brass Statue)

Shiva as Nataraja : Dance and Destruction In Indian Art (Article)

Gajantaka Shiva Dancing as Bhairava (Tantra Painting)

The Dance of Shiva (Paperback Book)

Nrtya Ganesha (Batik Painting On Cotton)

Post a Comment
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Brass Statue
11.0 inch x 8.5 inch x 3.0 inch
2.5 kg
Item Code: ZBK53
Small Nataraja
Brass Sculpture
5.5 inch X 4.5 inch X 2 inch
0.28 kg
Item Code: RF77
Nataraja Dancing against The Backdrop of OM
Brass Sculpture
23" X 21.0" X 5.0"
14.4 Kg
Item Code: RE24
Large Size Nataraja With Om
Brass Statue
30.0 inch x 25.5 inch x 8.0 inch
21.4 kg
Item Code: ZBO54
Large Size Lord Ganesha as Nataraja
Brass Statue
30 inch x 23 inch x 10 inch
18.6 kg
Item Code: ZAH99
Large Size Nataraja
Brass Statue
32.5 inch Height x 26.5 inch Width X 10 inch Depth
23.2 kg
Item Code: ZBN77
Nataraja - King of Dancers
Brass Sculpture
9.5 inch X 6.5 inch X 2.75 inch
1.3 kg
Item Code: XH01
Deal 10% Off
Brass Statue
27.5 inch x 23.5 inch x 6.0 inch
16.9 kg
Item Code: ZBO04
You save: $79.50 (10%)
Nataraja in Art, Thought And Literature
by C.Sivaramamurti
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
Publications Division, Government of India
Item Code: NAB041
Uday Shankar: Twentieth Century's Nataraja (Rupa Charitavali Series)
by Ashoke Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDI755
Babur The Tiger (First of The Mughals)
by Harold Lamb
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Natraj Publishers
Item Code: NAJ573
Victory in Bangladesh
by Maj. Gen. Lachhman Singh, PVSM, VrC
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Natraj Publishers
Item Code: NAG694
India’s China War
by Neville Maxwell
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Natraj Publishers
Item Code: NAG683
Himalayan Blunder (The Curtain of the Sino-Indian War of 1962)
by Brig. J.P. Dalvi
Hardcover (Edition: 1969)
Natraj Publishers
Item Code: NAG628
Wisdom: The Absolute is The Adorable
by Nataraja Guru
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAC906
The Bhagavad Gita: A Sublime Hymn of Dialectics Composed by the Antique Sage Bard Vyasa
by Nataraja Guru
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDK815


Parcel received is brilliantly packed by your dispatch team. Excellent collection, beautiful Micro-art work. The items are exactly same as displayed. Hats-off to the collection team. The shiva linga Ring & Garuda pendant were superb. Its pleasure shopping every time. God bless your team with good energy to continue this Real collection work.
Badarinath, India
Jamavar arrived so quickly and is beautiful, thank you!
Your service is exceptional. I am very pleased with your professionalism.
Shambhu, USA
Statue rec'd & it is beautiful, thank you!
Fran, New Jersey
Very good collection. Once ordered previously I had received exactly what has been displayed on the website. Very honest and genuine. But there was little delay in delivery. Nice experience shopping in this website.
Badarinath, India
I’ve received my blue scarf and I am delighted. I am impressed by your professionalism. Thank you so much! I will place another order soon.
Celine, France
Received the consignment in time. Excellent service. I place on record your prompt service and excellent way the product was packed and sent. Kindly accept my appreciation and thanks for all those involved in this work. My prayers t the Almighty to continue the excellent service for the many more years to come. Long live EXOTIC INDIA and its employees
A very thorough and beautiful website and webstore. I have tried for several years to get this Bhagavad Gita Home Study Course from Arshavidya and have been unable. Was so pleased to find it in your store!
George Marshall
A big fan of Exotic India. Have been for years and years. I am always certain to find exactly what I am looking for in your merchandise.
John Dash, western New York, USA
I just got my order and it’s exactly as I hoped it would be!
Nancy, USA.
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India