Nataraja, Lord Shiva's dancing avtaar has an interesting and meaningful tale to it. It is said that there once lived a dwarf called Apasmara. Apasmara represents arrogance and ignorance and he could not be killed by anyone because killing him would hinder the natural process of attaining knowledge and wisdom which is by being unwise, ignorant and arrogant first. He became so fearless of his immortal stature that he challenged Lord Shiva to which the lord responded by performing Taandav over him crushing him to pieces. This stands symbolic to the fact that art such as music and dance balances the arrogance in learning. This Brass sculpture is a representation of the lord in his Lord of Dance avtaar.
Note: In all its grandeur this can be custom made i.e., hand crafted exclusively for you in a size of your choice to suit your needs.
Suggested Placement: In your dance room or main hall.
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The journey of the lord from being the crown prince siddhrtha gautam to gautam buddha the enlightend one, was about a path to self discovery. This brass-stone sculpture beautifully captures the Lord in a relaxed posture reflecting on the consciousness of the soul.
The journey of the lord from being the crown prince siddhrtha gautam to gautam buddha the enlightened one, was about a path to self discovery. This brass-stone sculpture beautifully captures the Lord in a relaxed posture reflecting on the consciousness of the soul.
The abhaya mudra symbolizes protection, peace and dispelling of fear (Abhaya in Sanskrit). As per Buddhist texts, the lord had made this gesture upon attaining enlightenment. This was also the gesture made by the god while being attacked by an angry elephant and managing to calm it down. The gesture is made with the right hand raised to shoulder height, arm bent, and palm facing outward. The gesture demonstrates that the hand is empty of weapons and thus indicates friendship and peace. When the right hand is in the abhaya mudra, the left hand usually hangs loosely at the side of the body or makes the varada mudra, or gift-giving gesture.