Shiva Sloka

Shiva Sloka is an expression of devotion for Lord Shiva in Indian classical dance style Bharatanatyam.

Lord Shiva is considered as a deity and king of dance (Divine Dancer) among other aspects – the dancing form of Lord Shiva is known as Nataraja.

Lord Shiva is known as The Destroyer within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma (The Creator) and Vishnu (The Preserver). Some of Lord Shiva’s other names/aspects next to being God of Destruction include: The Destroyer of Evil, Lord of Meditation, Yoga, Time and Dance. He is also known as Adiyogi – the first yogi and the originator of Yoga. It is said that after he attained to his full enlightenment, he abandoned himself in an intense ecstatic dance upon the Himalayas. When his ecstasy allowed him some movement, he danced wildly and when his ecstasy became beyond movement, he became utterly still.

The meaning of SHIVA SLOKA (in Sanskrit language) is worshiping Lord Shiva’s qualities and is deeply symbolic. The words say: “We bow to Lord Shiva, whose body is the whole Universe, whose speech is the entire world’s languages and whose ornaments are the moon and stars” etc.

Filmed in Middle-Estonia. January 2021