Lord Shiva As A Nataraja
Shiva as Nataraja the Lord of Dance simultaneously destroys and recreates the universe. The dance is based on the rhythmic and elegant poses in dance, classical Indian dancing, the ultimate divine dance of the gods symbolizes the end of every cycle of time or Kalpa.
The flames that surround the halo of his head and held in the upper left hand represent destruction, and also the possibility of re-creation. In his right hand his drum, and the sound symbolize the creation of the time. The right hand is in a gesture that means “fear not,” and his left hand is pointing towards his elevated foot. This gesture symbolizes the illusionist’s nature of the world of existence. The raised foot symbolizes the final escape from the cycles of life and promises salvation.
In his dance, Shiva is able to stomp on the dwarf Mashalagan as a symbol of his triumph over ignorance and evil.
Nataraja the god of the dance cosmic.
Many images of Shiva in his dance pose are accessible throughout India, This picture of Shiva is the most sought-after among the foreigners. The drum of Shiva is the Lord of all. Shiva symbolizes sound and rhythm. Actually, rhythm is present in all the movements of the universe, and sound is the instrument that is divine and musical, which comes from the words of the Supreme Deity. It also carries revelations and truth. Sound produced by atmospheric or symbolizes the first outbursts of the universe’s creation.
Lord Shiva Has Many Names
Shiva’s title SHANKARA means the one who gives Joy. The name SHAMBHU refers to the Abode of Joy.
As MAHESHWARA he is the divine Lord, the creator of knowledge. Knowledge. In Maheshwara are coordinated the three energies through which knowledge is derived through the power of understanding (JNANA) as well as determination (ICCHA) and actions (KRIYA).
Shiva Is MAHAKAL, the Lord of Death, but more accurately is the Lord of Time. Before anything can be, it must be present. Actually, time is the primary condition to exist in the universe. It’s prior to space.
ARDHANARISHWARA, half-male and half-female, symbolizes Lord Shiva for the unification of energy and substance the life principle as well as Shakti.
Shiva’s other well-known name is Yogi Raja, i.e., the Lord of Yoga. He himself is portrayed by the image of the perfect, or most exemplary ascetic. He is the ultimate word for penance, sacrifice and meditation. This type of Yoga differs from the rituals , and as such in earlier Hindu texts, Shiva is accused of giving the mysteries of higher truths to people who are not born or aren’t trained for rituals. The Shiva, the god of heaven, Shiva is attributed the task of revealing the methods and method of Yoga that, in these days, is quite well-known throughout the West.
The Statue of Lord Shiva and their importance
In many of the images, this god shows five faces that look towards East, West, North, and South while the fifth is shown looking towards the sky. The five elements depicted by these five faces are:
A face that looks upwards is known as the ISHANA (the Ruler) and is copper-colored. He is the symbol of all kinds of knowledge and is the one who enjoys the natural world, (Kshetrajan).
The eastern aspect of Shiva is known as the TAT-PURUSHA (the supreme man) It is yellowish in hue. It symbolizes all nature associated to earth, the sense of smell and the anus , an organ for action.
The western side of Shiva is red and named Yama DEVA (the left-hand Deity) It is the symbol of Ego (Ahamkara) as well as is related to the element of fire. It is associated with perception of vision.
The southern part of Shiva is blue or blue-black. This is called AGHORA BHAIRAV (the non-fearful or the Fearful) and is the symbol for intelligence (Buddhi) and the Eternal laws (Dharma). It is linked to ears as well as the organ that allows speech.
northern side of Shiva is known as SADYOJAT (the sudden birth) It is white in appearance. It is a representation of the mind and corresponds with the sacrificial the elixir (Soma).