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What is meant by Nataraja Dance?

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Asked by Joseph Chacko, 07 Mar '13 06:25 pm
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Nataraja is the Cosmic Dancer. Nothing remains static in dance, or to that matter of fact, in any performing art. That dynamsm is identifiable with naTana, not exactly playuacting, but 'doing something' 'dynamism' is metophorically termed as naTana, or for an easy identification, 'dance' of shiva, and this dynamism is the manifestation of the entire universe.

The manifestation, maintenance, and dissolution of the entire universe being dynamic, it is represented in shiva's dsances. and he does various kinds of 'dances' for the uplkeep of karmic cycle. Iconographically, he is depicted to be performing various dances at various stages of the existence of universe. This is one among the twenty five types of iconographic representations of shiva.
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Mar '13 06:28 pm

 
  
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King of dancers, it is the dancing form of lord shiva!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 07 Mar '13 06:26 pm

 
  
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Nataraja or Nataraj, (Hindustani: [ntrad]), The Lord (or King) of Dance; Tamil: (Koothan); Telugu: ; Kannada: , is a depiction of the god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to start the process of creation. A traditional Tamil concept, Shiva was first depicted as Nataraja in the famous Chola bronzes and sculptures of Chidambaram. The dance of Shiva in Tillai, the traditional name for Chidambaram, forms the motif for all the depictions of Shiva as Nataraja. He is also known as "Sabesan" which splits as "Sabayil aadum eesan" in Tamil which means "The Lord who dances on the dais". The form is present in most Shiva temples in South India, and is the prime deity in the famous Thillai Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram.
The sculpture is usually made in bronze, with Shiva dancing in an aureole of flames, lifting his left leg (or in rare cases, the right leg) and balancing over a demon or dwarf (Apasmara) ...more
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Answered by OBERoi, 07 Mar '13 06:29 pm

 
  
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Dance by lord shiva,, very fast and furious
Answered by conviction, 07 Mar '13 06:26 pm

 
  
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Nataraja or Nataraj, The Lord (or King) of Dance;
Answered by Psycho, 07 Mar '13 06:26 pm

 
  
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A traditional dance of shiva.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 07 Mar '13 06:25 pm

 
  
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Nataraja is the Cosmic Dancer. Nothing remains static in dance, or to that matter of fact, in any performing art. That dynamsm is identifiable with naTana, not exactly playuacting, but 'doing something' 'dynamism' is metophorically termed as naTana, or for an easy identification, 'dance' of shiva, and this dynamism is the manifestation of the entire universe.
Answered by Quest, 07 Mar '13 08:12 pm

 
  
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