The King of Dance - Vintage 35 cm tall brass Nataraja depicting the third god of Hindus hand crafted from excellent quality brass with a dark patina, showing off the fine quality and skill of the master craftsmen from South India.
In this avatar, Shiva, who is believed to be the destroyer of all evils, is seen in the form of a divine dancer and signifies putting an end to an exhausted world, showing the creation of a new world by the Lord Brahma, first god responsible for the creation of the universe.
Dancing in a ring of flames, while lifting his left leg, Lord Shiva is seen balancing on the Demon that is believed to signify his ignorance. That is – when Shiva comes as Nataraj he is on his own, without any fear of any evils, or any obstacles and is always depicted with his four hands.
A cobra (snake) uncoils from his lower right forearm.
The upper right hand holds a “Damru”, a small drum shaped instrument.
The second right hand is in ‘Abhayamudra’ meaning protection against evil and ignorance.
The upper left hand contains fire, symbolizing destruction.
The second left hand points towards the raised foot which signifies liberation.
The mythical yali on top of the sculpture is a sign of protection and well being.
Measures: Height 35 cm x Width 28 cm
The rectangular base measures: 16 cm x 11 cm
Weight: 4.55 kilograms