As the Lord of Dance, Nataraja, Shiva performs the tandava, the dance in which the universe is created, maintained, and dissolved. Shiva's long, matted tresses, usually piled up in a knot, loosen during the dance and crash into the heavenly bodies, knocking them off course or destroying them utterly.
The dwarf on which Nataraja dances is the demon Apasmara, which symbolises Shiva's victory over ignorance. It also represents the passage of spirit from the divine into material.
The surrounding flames represent the Universe.
Avaialble in two sizes - Small & Large
Small (Approx 3.50 inches)
Large (Approx 5 inches)