The Dance of Shiva

Cinematix presents a series of three short videos by well-known mythologist, Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik, on Shiva as Nataraja – the Lord of Dance.

The first video relates the uniquely Indian philosophy of impermanence to the medium of dance.

The second video talks about the contrasting aspects of Shiva in the northern and the south parts of India.

The third video relates the incidents that led to Shiva’s cosmic dance.

And finally, this video talks about the symbolism in the idol of the Nataraja.