Nataraja (Tamil:"???????" or Kooththan"???????:), The Lord (or King) of Dancing), is a depiction of the Hindu God Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dancing to ruin an exhausted universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to begin the procedure for formation.
The conventional name for Chidambaram, the dance of Shiva in Tillai, forms the motif for all the depictions of Shiva as Nataraja. He's also called "Sabesan" which goes as "Sabayil aadum eesan" in Tamil which means "The Lord who dances on the dais". The type is the prime deity in the well-known Thillai Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram, and is present in the majority of Shiva temples in South India.
The sculpture is generally made in bronze, with Shiva dancing in an aureole of fires, lifting his left leg (or in rare instances, the right leg) and balancing over a devil or dwarf (Apasmara) who symbolizes ignorance. It's a famous sculptural symbol in India and popularly used as a symbol of Indian culture.
The two most common types of Shiva's dancing are the Lasya (the mild kind of dancing), connected with the formation of the world, and the Tandava (the brutal and dangerous dancing), connected with the destruction of exhausted worldviews ? Exhausted lifestyles and views. Basically, the Tandava and the Lasya are only two facets of the nature of Shiva; for he ruins in order to create, tearing down to build
The ouroboros or uroboros, which is an ancient symbol depicting aserpent or dragon eating its own tail surrounds Nataraja.
The ouroboros frequently symbolizes self- cyclicality or reflexivity, particularly in the sense of something always recreating itself, the eternal return, and other things like the phoenix which work in cycles that start over the moment they finish. Additionally, it may symbolize the notion of primordial unity related to something continuing from the start with such power or qualities or existing in it cannot be extinguished. While appearing in Ancient Egypt andIndia, the ouroboros has been significant in mythological and spiritual symbolism, but has been often used in alchemical instances, where it symbolizes the circular nature of the alchemist's opus. Additionally it is usually connected with Hermeticism, Gnosticism and Hinduism.
The ouroboros was interpreted by Carl Jung as having an archetypal value to the human mind. The Jungian psychologist Erich Neumann writes of it as a representation of the pre-ego "morning state", depicting the undifferentiated infancy encounter of both humanity and the person kid.
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