A vintage lost wax hand cast dancing Shiva on Apasmara atop lotus base. It shows Shiva dancing in one of the Natya Shastra poses. Holding Agni (fire) in his left back hand. The front hands are in Karana mudra (helps us to overcome negativity. Obstacles include things like negative thoughts and feelings of unhappiness or anxiety). The back hand holding a musical instrument, usually a Udukai. Surrounded by a ring of flames the back of his head, standing on a lotus pedestal, lifting his left leg and balancing / trampling upon a demon shown as a dwarf (Apasmara or Muyalaka) who symbolizes spiritual ignorance.
Nataraja, is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the divine cosmic dancer. His dance is called the tandava. Nataraja is the form of Shiva in which he performs his functions of creation, destruction, preservation, and is also attributed with maya and the act of blessing his devotees.
The two most common forms of Shiva’s dance are the Lasya (the gentle form of dance), associated with the creation of the world; and the Ananda Tandava (dance of bliss, the vigorous form of dance), associated with the destruction of weary worldviews. In essence, the Lasya and the Tandava are just two aspects of Shiva’s nature, for he destroys in order to create, tearing down to build again.
A vintage piece made in the 1980’s. Three small flame area broken off from the previous owning condition. Kindly check photographs for further details. Or email us if you have more questions or specific pictures need. Sell as current condition. Please noted that the price has already reflected the condition described above.
Dimensions: 40″ x 25″ x 68″
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