Šri Natarãja, Sivakãmi & Mãnikkavãchakar

Šri Natarãjã, the dancing form, is another aspect of Šri Šiva. He is shown with His right foot on a dwarfish demon representing ignorance and ego, and lifting and crossing His left foot to His right. Similar vigrahas are collected as classic artifacts. Here, He is portrayed along with Šri Pãrvati as Šivakãmi on His left. Mãnikkavãchakar, a staunch devotee and poet who had written a number of hymns, and finally merged with Šri Šiva, is by the side for his contribution and also to inspire us to become a devotee like Him.