NATARAJA SCULPTURESThe origins of the Nataraja is in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. This hand made, bronze sculpture is a one-of-a-kind statue, hand cast by the artists of south India. The classic design of the Nataraja is taken from an antique Nataraja of the Tanjore Museum commissioned by the Chola kings. Lord Shiva as the cosmic dancer representing the rhythmic movement of the entire cosmos. The essential significance of Shivas dance at Tillai, the traditional name of Chidambaram, can be explained as rhythmic play which is the source of all movement within the universe.