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Karana 2 of 108, Shiva Dancing the Wild Tandava Dance 12"

Karana 2 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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Item# tandava45
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This hand made, bronze sculpture is a one-of-a-kind statue, hand cast by the artists of south India.

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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: Within the continental US there is a flat rate charge located above the order button.  Flat rate charges do not apply to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.  For Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, the shipping will be calculated automatically according to UPSís shipping rates.  Sales tax will be added to CT & CA customers.  Each statue is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order not including weekends.  Please call 760-994-4455 or email us for a shipping quote.  Lotus Sculpture takes customer service very seriously.  Please view our customer comments.  If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. Canadian shipments are subject to brokerage & customs charges.  If you are an international customer please select TNT International Shipping or US Postal Service during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0.  Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at for a shipping quote.  Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged.  Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

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