Lord Shiva as Natraj: Symbolism


Lord Shiva as Nataraj Posted by Hello

I read about the Nataraj pose of Lord Shiva in the book Cosmos.
Like most other Indians I had learn the meaning from a foreigner ..too bad 🙁

Here goes the symbolism :

“O my Lord, Thy hand holding the sacred drum has made and ordered the heavens and earth and other worlds and innumerable souls. Thy lifted hand protects both the conscious and unconscious order of thy creation. All these worlds are transformed by Thy hand bearing fire. Thy sacred foot, planted on the ground, gives an abode to the tired soul struggling in the toils of causality. It is Thy lifted foot that grants eternal bliss to those that approach Thee. These Five-Actions are indeed Thy Handiwork..”

– Chidambara Mummani Kovai