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Nataraj - A Symbol of Ignorance

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Nataraj - A Symbol of Ignorance

Nataraj is shown dancing on a dwarf, a symbol of ignorance. A cobra uncoils from his lower right forearm, and the crescent moon and a skull are on his crest. The upper right hand holds a small drum shaped like an hourglass that is called a ḍamaru, it symbolizes sound originating creation. The upper left hand contains Agni or fire, which signifies destruction. Shiva's victory over Ignorance The opposing concepts in the upper hands show the counterpoise of creation and destruction. The second right hand shows the Abhaya mudra (meaning fearlessness in Sanskrit), bestowing protection from both evil and ignorance...

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