Intelligence dances for the purpose of removing our sins. By these means our Lord (Father)
scatters the darkness of illusion (Maya), burns Karma, and stamps down evil".
In this dance, Siva is only two-handed, and the co-operation of the
gods is implied in their position as chorus. There is no prostrate asura under Siva's
**The other four sacred places for such special worship of
Lord Siva as the four other elements are Kanchi as Earth,
Tiruvanaikkaval as Water, Tiruvannamalai as Fire and
Kalahasti as Wind.
**At Kalahasti, there are five oil lamps inside the
sanctum sanctorum, but the flame of one oil lamp will always be flickering even when no
breeze of wind is to be felt inside the room. Ibis indicates the presence of Siva as Wind.