Here we have a
handcrafted statue in brass, representing Nataraja-
the king of dancers, a renowned epithet of Lord Shiva, who appears in Chola
Shiva icons in this vigorous and divine manifestation. Delicately carved and
endowed with all the classical features of Tamil iconographical tradition, this
compact brass Nataraja statue is the perfect arrival of Shiva’s
magnificence into your space.
Based on a
two-tiered lower platform supporting a reverse lotus pedestal, this brass
Nataraja murti is incredibly intricate, with the maker's maximum use of available space. The multiple circles of the fiery aureole that encircle the lord
of dance are aesthetically appealing due to the symmetry in their carving. A
five-hooded serpent, the Hindu symbol of “Ananta”, the infiniteness of time
acts as the canopy of the dancing Shiva whose hair strands, five on each side,
sway, similar to the snakes moving ecstatically.
Nataraja in this brass statue holds a drum, a bowl containing Agni (the symbol
of pure consciousness), and a snake whose animation complements Shiva's flowing uttariya (scarf). On the tiny figure of “Apasmara”, the demon of
ignorance, his leg raised in a vigorous posture, his visage glowing with the
fire of supreme consciousness, Shiva dances bliss.
eight pristine varieties, this brass Nataraja statue is your chance to welcome
the powers of the dancing Shiva to enrich your life.
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