Sunday, 19 February 2012

Natarajasana, Lord of the Dance. Posture

Photography © brian d. brady

Natarajasana, Lord of the Dance, posture
nata = actor, dancer, mime   raja = king
A graceful standing balancing pose, depicting an image of Lord Shiva dancing out the rhythm of the cosmos. Nataraja was a widely used bronze temple statue during the South Indian Chola dynasty. Nataraja is standing on one foot, while reaching a hand to grasp the other foot, symbolizing breaking the cycle of death and rebirth.