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Karana 63 of 108, Shiva Dancing the Wild Tandava Dance 12"

Karana 63 of 108, Shiva Dancing the Wild Tandava Dance 12"
Material:  South Indian Bronze
Method:  Lost Wax Casting

Height:  12 inches
Base:  4 x 3 inches
Weight:  7 pounds

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This hand made, bronze sculpture is a one-of-a-kind statue, hand cast by the artists of south India.

Click here to view all our statues of the Tandava Shiva karanas in our gallery

Special Features:  
There are 108 karanas or poses of Lord Shiva's Tandava dance.  Shiva holds in his hand agni or fire as well as a dhamru or drum.  Shiva’s other two hands are left free performing his dance posture.  He is clothed in a simple lion cloth, necklaces and assorted jewelry.  His head dress has a small crescent moon as well as a miniature version of the goddess Ganga.  He has a small bell wrapped around his right calf.   The overall detail for a smaller piece is very intricate as each finger and jewel is individually carved with care.  

The Story Behind the Wild Tandava: 
Kali was the patron goddess of Thillai Forest. Lord Shiva came to the forest to dance for two of his devotees, Patanjali and Vyaaghrapaada who worshipped the svayambhu-linga, now in the inner sanctum of the temple.  Kali challenged Shiva to a dancing contest on the condition that the loser had to leave the forest. The contest was judged by Lord Vishnu.  The dance contest went on for hours with every one of Shiva's dance postures being matched by Kali.  Shiva performed a posture with his left leg lifted over his head in the Ananda Thandavam exposing his genital area.  Kali, being a respectable woman, was unable to go into this compromising position. Thus, Kali admitted defeat and left the forest.

Care:  The piece can be used both indoors and outdoors.  Dust the piece regularly.  If you would like the piece to shine use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or other natural oil to wipe down the statue.

Shipping is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the US and Canada.  Each piece is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend.   If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option.  If you are an international customer please select "TNT International Shipping" during checkout.  The shipping will come out as $0 and will be added to your order.  Please call 203-629-0902 or email us for a shipping quote.  Click here for approximate UPS transit times.  Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system to unsure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.  Lotus Sculpture takes customer service very seriously.  Please view our customer comments page.

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