Nataraj is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the divine dancer. His dance is called Tandavam OR Nadanta depending on the context of the dance. He is the creator of the universe.❤️
✨ Height: 25 Inches; Width: 22 Inches; Depth: 6 Inches
✨WEIGHT (approx.) – 10 kg
Natraja is the depiction of the Tamil mythology Shaiva Siddhanta, as the cosmic ecstatic dancer. The sculpture is symbolic of Shiva as the lord of dance and dramatic arts. It typically shows Shiva dancing in one of the Natya Shastra poses, holding Agni or fire in his left backhand, the front hand in gajahasta or dandahasta mudra, the front right hand with a wrapped snake that is in abhaya (fearless) mudra while pointing to a Sutra text, and the backhand holding a traditional musical instrument. The dynamism of the energetic dance is depicted with the whirling hair which spread out in thin strands as a fan behind his head. This form of dance of Lord Shiva is called the tandavam.
The form is known as Nataraja in Tamil Nadu and as Narteśvara (also written Nateshwar or Nṛityeśvara in North India, with all three terms meaning “Lord of the dance”.Narteśvara stems from Nṛtta same as Nata which means “act, drama, dance” and Ishvara meaning “lord”. Natesa (IAST: Naṭeśa) is another alternate equivalent term for Nataraja found in 1st-millennium sculptures and archaeological sites across the Indian subcontinent.