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The Dance of Siva: Religion, Art and Poetry in South India

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The Dance of Siva is a complete account of Siva's Dance of Bliss, which is based on a remarkable Sanskrit poem written by Umapati Sivacarya about 1300 AD. Siva is one of the two main gods of Hinduism. The book deals with the famous Chola Nataraja bronze--today the best-known Hindu image, the key location of Siva's Dance in South India, and the temple of Cidambaram. Dr. Smith explores all aspects of Nataraja and the Goddess, and the temple, its priests and ritual. Relevant contemporary art from Cidambaram and neighboring sites illuminates the text.

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Siva's Dance of Bliss in poetry, iconography, ritual and philosophy is examined here.

Synopsis:

Complete account of Siva’s Dance of Bliss, which is based on a Sanskrit poem written by Umapati Sivacarya about 1300 AD. It deals with the famous Chola Nataraja bronze - the best-known Hindu image - the key location of Siva’s Dance in south India, and the temple of Cidambaram. With thirty illustrations.

Synopsis:

Siva??'s Dance of Bliss in poetry, iconography, ritual and philosophy is examined here.

Table of Contents

1. The Nataraja bronze; 2. The Cidambaram myth; 3. Temple, priests and ritual; 4. The Hall of Consciousness, the Heart of the Universe; 5. Saiva Siddhanta and Vedanta; 6. The Goddess; 7. Bhiksatana; 8. Bhairava the Terrible and other forms of Siva; 9. Saints, Dancing Girls, Ganas and Apasmara; 10. Last words.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521528658
Editor:
Clayton, John
Editor:
Collins, Steven
Editor:
Clayton, John
Editor:
Collins, Steven
Author:
Graham, William
Author:
de Lange, Nicholas
Author:
Lange, Nicholas De
Author:
Smith, David
Author:
Clayton, John
Author:
Collins, Steven
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Siva (hindu deity)
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Um
Subject:
apati Civ
Subject:
ac
Subject:
ariy
Subject:
ar,--14th cent
Subject:
Nataraja Temple
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 b/w illus.
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
1.03 in.

Related Subjects

Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Hinduism » General

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"Synopsis" by , Siva's Dance of Bliss in poetry, iconography, ritual and philosophy is examined here.
"Synopsis" by , Complete account of Siva’s Dance of Bliss, which is based on a Sanskrit poem written by Umapati Sivacarya about 1300 AD. It deals with the famous Chola Nataraja bronze - the best-known Hindu image - the key location of Siva’s Dance in south India, and the temple of Cidambaram. With thirty illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Siva??'s Dance of Bliss in poetry, iconography, ritual and philosophy is examined here.
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