Shiva as Nataraja is the Lord of Dance who simultaneously destroys and creates the universe anew with each cycle of his mystical dance. In this brass sculpture, Lord Shiva is seen dancing in a ring of flames, while lifting his left leg and is seen balancing on a demon called Apasmara, meaning the demon of ignorance and negative forces in the universe. A cobra (snake) uncoils from his lower right forearm. The upper right hand holds a "Damru", a small drum shaped instrument and the second right hand is in 'Abhayamudra' meaning protection against evil and ignorance. The upper left hand contains fire, symbolizing destruction. The second left hand points towards the raised foot which signifies liberation.
SIZE: Small : 7" H x 6" W x 2" D, Medium : 9" H x 6.5" W x 2" D