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Nataraja: 10 Question Quiz

Lord Nataraja is regarded as the presiding deity of dance in the Indian Classical dance. Lord Shiva is depicted as the cosmic dancer who performs the Tandavam to prepare the renewal of the Universe. As the cosmic dancer, Shiva is shown as the source of movements within the entire cosmos. The Word ‘Nataraja’ itself is a combination/ of two words in Tamil- Natya meaning dance and Raja meaning King. Here the Lord is an ascetic with matted locks and dances in frenzy. He has four arms and dances balancing on the right foot symbolizing grace and balance of opposite forces. He dances in an arch of flames that represent illusion and material world.
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A former agricultural scientist Dr. Indira VMD has turned to writing (pen name- Ira Periyavallur) since she believes knowledge acquired must be shared. She has penned books on gardening and agriculture for the common man in a bid to encourage farming and environmental awareness. Apart from a writer she is also a classical dancer and teaches special kids at her institute 'Nrutyadhyeya Vidyalaya'.

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