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MarbleDancing Tandava Shiva Statue 17"
Item# 80bm9

MarbleDancing Tandava Shiva Statue 17"

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Statue Details
Materials: Black Marble from Bihar, India
Total Height Including Base: 17 inches or 43 cms
Base Width & Depth: 8 x 5 inches
Weight: 19 pounds or 9 kgs
  • Shiva is dancing the wild Tandava dance with four arms that hold a drum (dhamru) and fire (agni) with his right hand raised in the abhaya mudra granting his followers his divine protection
  • He is dancing on a horned dwarf, Apasmara, who symbolizes ignorance with one leg raised over his head in an awkward dance position
  • He is hand carved from one solid piece of black marble by the artist, Balan, and completely one of a kind
  • Click here to view other marble statues by the artist Balan or you can travel to India to meet Balan and his two daughters by reading Kyle's Travel Blog
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This unique statue is combination of the Nataraja pose and the Urthava Tandava dance of Lord Shiva battling the Hindu Goddess Kali in a dance competition.  Shiva is dancing upon a dwarf and has his left hand across his chest in a pose that is associated with Shiva as Nataraja.  His leg is raised over his head in a dance position that he enacted with Kali.  His right hand is raised in the abhaya mudra. 

The Story Behind the Wild Thandavam:  Kali was the patron goddess of Thillai Forest. Lord Shiva came to the forest to dance for two of his devotees, Patanjali and Vyaaghrapaada who worshipped the svayambhu-linga, now in the inner sanctum of the temple.  Kali challenged Shiva to a dancing contest on the condition that the loser had to leave the forest. The contest was judged by Lord Vishnu.  The dance contest went on for hours with every one of Shiva's dance postures being matched by Kali.  Shiva performed a posture with his left leg lifted over his head in the Ananda Thandavam exposing his genital area.  Kali, being a respectable woman, was unable to go into this compromising position. Thus, Kali admitted defeat and left the forest.
In his joy he named Saraswati, Vagdevi, goddess of speech and sound. The sound of mantras filled the universe with vital energy, or prana. Things began to take shape and the cosmos acquired a structure: the sky dotted with stars rose to form the heavens; the sea sank into the abyss below, the earth stood in between.  Gods became lords of the celestial spheres; demons ruled the nether regions, humans walked on earth. The sun rose and set, the moon waxed and waned, the tide flowed and ebbed. Seasons changed, seeds germinated, plants bloomed and withered, animals migrated and reproduced as randomness gave way to the rhythm of life. Brahma thus became the creator of the world with Saraswati as his wisdom.
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- Kyle Tortora, Founder of Lotus Sculpture
Use a cotton cloth and gently buff the surface of the statue to bring out the natural polish of the stone.

White, red and black marble statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved. Here are some easy tips to keep your White, red and black marble statues from Lotus Sculpture looking like the gods they are:

  • Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
  • To make the statue shine use a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture
  • You can use a small amount of natural oil such as coconut oil or olive oil to further polish the sculpture
  • Use a tooth brush to get into the hard to reach spaces of the sculpture
  • DO NOT TOUCH the painted surfaces of any of the white marble statues. This will damage the painting if done often

White marble statues from Varanasi, India that are unpainted can be placed outdoors. We recommend keeping our smaller red and black marble statues as well as any painted marble statues in an indoor environment. The red and black marble statues have some delicate pieces that could chip if left outisde. The paint from the white marble statues will not last for more than 4 years if left outside so use discretion when placing your statues outdoors.
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MarbleDancing Tandava Shiva Statue 17"

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