Shiva’s Dance (Tandava)
even headless crowns
must move to Lord Shiva’s tune
© gsk ’20
In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic we might remember that even the coronavirus is part of the world and follows its principles.
“Tāṇḍavam (also known as Tāṇḍava natyam) is a divine dance performed by the Hindu god Lord Shiva. The dance is a pictorial allegory of the five principle manifestations of eternal energy:
Srishti – creation, evolution
Sthiti – preservation, support
Samhara – destruction, evolution
Tirodhana – illusion
Anugraha – release, emancipation, grace
Thus Tandava symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, as well as the daily rhythm of birth and death. ”
The laws of nature cannot be disobeyed.
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Exactly … I enjoyed discovering the dance of Shiva and it was interesting to see how completely the virus follows the various stages.