The idol of Nataraja is the depicts of dancing Shiva. It has many meanings and interpretations both in artistic and philosophical levels. It is a presentation of the flow of cosmic energy. Shiva is the God of Art. His dance symbolizes the energy of creation and destruction, which is balanced well enough and that makes living possible with all good possibilities. The details in the idol represents many aspects of human life and universe. The notable feature of Shiva is the blend of his extreme features which make a balance. He is the calmest while meditating and wildest when anger. Nataraja idol is a symbolic representation of many meanings in a single piece of art.
This brass sculpture weights approximately 6 grams and stand 4.5 inches tall.