|One foot is
planted over the giant Muyalaka, i.e., Maha Maya (the endless illusion) which has been
crushed, while the right foot raised up means renunciation or the fourth state of mind
(Tureeya), which is beyond and above the 3 states of waking, dream and dreamless sleep,
and leaves the mind, Maya and the world behind. The second right hand represents the idea
of peace and bliss.
On one of the left hands is
held Agni, fire, symbolizing the Jyoti of the Atman. The place of the dance, the theatre,
is Tillai Vanam, the body of the individual self. The platform in that theatre is the
cremation ground, the place where all passions, names and forms that constitute the
visible world, are burnt away. The dancing pose teaches in a nutshell that Maya or
illusion should be crushed down. The deer-like flitting mind should be -controlled and
Egoism (Ahankara) must be destroyed so that man can be a master of his inner self and
enjoy the calmness, bliss and light of Truth.