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INDIA Shiva Nataraja 13th century Bronze

INDIA Shiva Nataraja century Bronze 29 x 21 x 9 inches The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Shiva as Lord of Dance (Shiva Nataraja), 12th-13th c. South India, Bronze

Shiva as Lord of Dance (Shiva Nataraja) Additional Images Shiva as Lord of Dance (Shiva Nataraja) Period: Chola period Date: late century Culture: India (Tamil Nadu) Medium: Copper alloy

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centuriespast:  Parvati  India, Tamil Nadu; Chola period (880-1279), 11th century  The Asia Society  (via sadighgallery)  Source: centuriespast

Uma as Shivakami (Beloved of Shiva) Chola period, century Copper alloy H. x x cm) Asia Society, New York: Estate of Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller,

Saint Sambandar India, Tamil Nadu; Chola period (880-1279), 12th century  Sambandar, who lived in the 7th century, is one of a group of sixty-three Hindu saints who dedicated their lives to the worship of Shiva. He can be identified by his youthful appearance (he lived only eighteen years), by his joyful dancing pose (which refers to his emphasis on song and dance in the worship of Shiva), and by the pointing finger of his right hand.

Saint Sambandar India, Tamil Nadu; Chola period (880-1279), 12th century Sambandar, who lived in the 7th century, is one of a group of sixty-three Hindu saints who dedicated their lives to the worship of Shiva. He can be identified by his youthful appearance (he lived only eighteen years), by his joyful dancing pose (which refers to his emphasis on song and dance in the worship of Shiva), and by the pointing finger of his right hand.

Indian Shiva Nataraja, 13th century, Bronze.

“Nataraja (literally meaning “The Lord of Dance”) is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for god Brahma to start the process of creation.

Shiva and Shakti

Shiva and Shakti

Stretching our minds beyond our own religious concepts, I find the Vedic traditions fascinating. Shiva is the oldest of the Vedic trinity which also includes Brahma and Vishnu (sort of Father, Son…

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