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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

  

 

 

  Nataraja

 

Thailand

Nataraja, the Hindu god Shiva as ‘Lord of Dance’, a representation of cosmic truth and energy. His cosmic dance symbolizes creation, preservation and destruction at the same time, whilst he stands with one foot on the demon-midget Apasmara, who represents ignorance. Thus, by subduing him, he allows the birth of knowledge.