Royal shrines

Print edition : January 18, 2008

Siva and Parvati, Kailasanatha temple. The dance of Siva as Nataraja is the cosmic dance of creation, nurture and destruction. Amid all the dynamic movement, the peace upon Sivas face represents the stillness at the centre. In a fine philosophic conception, Parvati is the eternal witness to the dance, and the dance cannot take place without her to look upon it.-

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