Majestic Nataraja in a dancing posture depicts the Third God of Hindus - Lord Shiva measuring 28 cm High and 25 cm wide in solid brass handcrafted with great detail by skilled artisans from the South of India.
Using the centuries old Lost Wax process of metal casting, one can only admire the fine detailing of this exquisite piece of handicraft including the delicate beads on the complete outer ring of fire surrounding the Natraj .
In this avatar of Shiva, believed to be the destroyer of all evil shows 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 balancing on the demon 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 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 28 cm x Width 25 cm
Weight: 2.6 kilograms