Tandava, as performed in the sacred dance-drama of India, has vigorous, brisk movements. Origin of Shiva Tandava Stotram Shiva Tandava Stotram – English Lyrics and Meaning. Tandava is the dance of passion, anger and intense energy. In the Rigveda, Rudra is praised as the 'mightiest of the mighty'. Lord Shiva is also known as Nataraj, the Dancing God. Tandava performed by Lord Shiva who is also known as "Nataraja", the god of dance. The Shiva Tandava Stotram was written by Ravana, the asura King and devotee of Shiva. The first is Ananda Tandava which denotes a happy dance and the second is Rudra Tandava which is the dance of destruction. It also signifies the release of the suppressed anger that germinates within. These same texts refer to the nadanta, Shiva's joyful dance, as ananda (blissful) tandava. Dancing, in Indian culture has been seen as a way to unite with the Creator. Sapta Rudra Tandavas of Lord Shiva . Some Hindu texts refer to Shiva's dances collectively as tandava and call this dance the rudra (terrible) tandava, performed when Shiva is angry. Tandava is a type of dance that is performed with great energy and strength. Mahashivratri 2020 – Join Free Live Webstream . Bouncing with vigor makes the mind and brain powerful. Normally men perform the Tandava. Get to know how it came into being, the verses (lyrics) and their meaning. This divine art form is performed by Lord Shiva and his divine consort Goddess Parvati. The Rudra Tandava often symbolises the destruction of the cosmos. One translation of the name is 'the roarer'. Rudra (/ ˈ r ʊ d r ə /; Sanskrit: रुद्र) is a Rigvedic deity associated with wind or storm, Vayu and the hunt. Rudra is the personification of "destruction". The word Tandava in Shiva Tandava is derived from the word 'Tandul' which means to jump. Lord Shiva is referred to as the 'Nataraja' or the lord of dance. Though the tandava dance is generally associated with his violent form called Rudra, according to Hindu scholars, there are seven types of tandava which he performs in different moods. Shiva's Tandava is said to be of two forms. Story Rudra Tandava - Shiva, the God of constructive destruction, transforms into his most vicious form while performing this Tandava. The term Rudra is also associated with the term Rudra Tandava, the terrific dance of Shiva which he performs in the cremation grounds. The iconography of Shiva … In the tandava, Shiva appears in a 10-armed form with his consort, Devi. Tandava is a dance of passion, anger and intense energy, performed by Lord Shiva, who is also known as Nataraja or the Lord of Dance. The dance performed by Lord Shiva is known as Tandava. Shiva’s Tandava is a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. 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