Shiva Nrittham is the the name for the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva, the destroyer of all evil. The demon at his foot is the embodiment of all things negative in nature. Shiva’s dance finds itself a stage on the demon’s head. Offering obesience to Shiva are all the heavenly deities that are depicted as onlookers in this mural painting. Apasmarabootham is the name of the green demon at his feet. The music for Shiva’s dance is offered as follows: Lord Vishnu to Shiva’s right is the creator who provides percussion on a traditional mizhaavu, a hide-covered pot instrument. Indra, the king of the heavens provides melody via his flute and Narada, the sage plays the Veena, a string instrument.
This painting is the 4th part of a series of 5 paintings on the ancient concept of Lord Shiva as the birther of all dance. Acrylics on canvas 3 ft by 4 ft.