The presence of principal deity as Nataraja performing the AnandaTandava – dance of eternal bliss, is related to an incident when Lord Shiva vanquished a group of heretical rishis & danced in celebration at Chidambaram.
Shankar Tripathi is an undergraduate student of History and currently finishing his graduate study of art history and art appreciation from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. With a keen interest in Indian art, he has found a penchant for all things cultural and historical, which over the past couple of years has translated into various writings featured at spaces like Art Fervour, DeCenter, The Punch Magazine, The Standpoint, Live Wire, among others. His recent publication includes a scholarly analysis of modern and postmodern works of art through a Freudian lens for the International Journal of Indian Psychology.
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