Shiva, the Lord of the Dance

A commissioned interpretation of Shiva in Nataraja (cosmic dancer) position. As the Lord of Dance, Nataraja, Shiva performs the tandava, the dance in which the universe is created, maintained, and dissolved.

I strictly followed the characteristics/rules of Shiva’s depiction but also aimed to emphasize the astronomical aspect of the Dance. Read more on Wikipedia >

Most of the characteristics are shown here (click to enlarge):
Nataraja characteristics

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