Shiva Tandava Dance- kidsone Animation nṛtya, the divine art form, is a dance performed by the Hindu god Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, Shivas Tandava is a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. While the Rudra Tandava depicts his violent nature, first as the creator and later as the destroyer of the universe, even of death itself; the Ananda Tandava depicts him as the enjoyer of his creation – the universe. In Indian tradition, Lord Shiva as Nataraja (lit. “Lord of dance”) is the supreme lord of dance. The Tandava takes its name from Tandu, the attendant of Shiva, who instructed Bharata (author of the Natya Shastra) in the use of Angaharas and Karanas, modes of the Tandava at Shiva’s order. Some scholars consider that Tandu himself must have been the author of an earlier work on the dramatic arts, which was incorporated into the Natya Shastra. Indeed, the classical arts of dance, music and song may derive from the mudras and rituals of Shaiva tradition.