This Beautiful Natraj is hand crafted by our skill artisan of Nepal. Natraj is one of the names of the Hindu god, Shiva, the most revered god in this ancient religion. The image of Natraj is also known as "dancing Shiva". Shiva is frequently pictured with his bull, Nandi and his consort, Parvati who is worshipped as Kali or Durga. Natraj is sometimes referred to as "the dancer of creation, lord of joy and sorrow." The dancing image captured in popular statues is meant to symbolize life's ebb and flow. It also reminds us of the balance between form and void, as well as the time before the divine created form from the void. The statues of Natraj are framed by a circle representing cosmic energy. If you look closely at a status of this Hindu god, you will see that Natraj stands upon a demon, which symbolizes triumph over spiritual ignorance. This measures approx. 5.5 inches tall and 5.0 inches wide. Handcrafted in durable cold-cast hard resin, the authentic details of this design creates a serene Natraj for your home or office. It is made in Nepal in a fair trade practices.