This hand made, bronze
sculpture is a one-of-a-kind statue, hand cast by the artists of
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Tandava Shiva karanas in our gallery
Special Features: There are
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.
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