The King of Dance - Majestic Nataraja depicting the third god of Hindus – The Lord Shiva. Measuring 55 cm tall and 37 cm wide in solid brass with a dark chocolate brown patina finish displaying beautiful workmanship and detail by artisans from Southern India.
In this avatar, Shiva – who is believed to be the destroyer of all evils is shown in the form of a divine dancer. The dance signifies putting an end to an exhausted world and showing the creation of a new world by the Lord Brahma, first god responsible for the creation of the universe.
Lord Shiva is seen dancing in a ring of flames, while lifting his left leg and balancing on the body of 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. Nataraj 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.
Measures: Height 55 cm x Width 37 cm
Base of the sculpture: 20 cm x 10 cm
Weight: 8.0 kilograms
Material: Solid Brass figure / sculpture with a patina finish