He is gracious and sinister, meditative and ecstatic, a god of the universe and yet with a preference for certain earthly sites such as Mount Kailash and the town of Benares. Shiva is worshipped in many ways, as a great yogi (Mahayogi), practicing asceticism or meditating, as the great master of the world, or as the master of dance, Nataraj, who dances ignorance under his feet and destroys everything that is not based on truth and love. The large cleaning period of our planet is symbolized by Shiva Nataraj.
Shiva, whose name means friendly or merciful
unites many opposites: He is merciful and devastating, meditative and ecstatic,
God of the Universe, yet still with preferences for certain earthly locations
like Mount Kailash and the Indian city, Benares. Shiva is adored in His many
different forms. As the Great Yogi (Mahayogi) practicing ascetic disciplines or
being completely immersed in meditation, as the great Master of the World, or as
Nataraj, Lord of the Dance, who destroys all ignorance and everything that is
not based on truth and love with his dancing steps.
Shiva Nataraj is the symbol for the major purification period of our planet
that is happening at this time.