OF THE DANCE
the seat of cosmic dance has adorned the pages of our sacred
scriptures and become a great pilgrim centre for art experts and
theists of all nations as well. The fascination it casts on the art
connoisseurs wafted its fragrance across the seas. Foreign art
lovers spent days in studying, and months in writing dissertations.
Their Verdict-scientific offers rich tributes to the Indegenous
sculpture in a masterly way.
That is equally heightening the glory
of his temple culture along with the ecstatic rhapsodies of Saint
Poets, who in raptures clothed tae presiding deity in such sublime
phrases that a mere reading transports anyone to ethereal words.
Soma Stavaraja appreciating the role of Siva says that the three
worlds are but the dancing Hall of God Siva. The King of dancers is
the supreme Siva himself. The audience, actors and the stage are all
elaborated by the Lord from is ownself in association with his
consort - Sakti or Uma. Here is an example in appreciation of
Tandava Nritya and it is from Pushpadanta's Mahimna strotra: It
describes the dance of Siva, enveloping the entire universe.