AstroVed Temple Services for Nataraja

AstroVed Temple Services for Nataraja

Nataraja

Nataraja or Nataraj, also known as the Lord of Dance, is a form of Shiva. It represents Shiva’s role as creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe and the never-ending cycle of time. Shiva’s dance pose is contained in a flaming halo. With his upper right hand, he holds the damaru (hand drum that made the first sounds of creation), and his upper left-hand holds Agni (the fire that will destroy the universe). His lower right hand is in an abhayamudra (the gesture bestows protection from fear) position. The dwarflike figure trampled by his right foot is apasmara purusha (illusion, which misleads humankind). Shiva’s left-hand points to his raised left foot, signifying refuge for the troubled soul, and his lustrous hair is seen flying from the energy of the cosmic dance. This ecstatic dance called the Tandava is very powerful and was performed by Nataraja to remove ignorance, arrogance, delusions, negativity, and the bondage of humans.

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Nataraja Pooja

Performing a Nataraja Pooja can help gain the Divine blessings of Shiva for success, good health, and prosperity. It can also remove the planets’ malefic effects, bring stability to your personal and professional life, and boost your creative abilities.

Water Abishekam (Hydration Ceremony) to Nataraja

Water is the most common ingredient used in Abishekam. Performing Water Abishekam to Nataraja can help calm the mind and liberate you from negative thoughts and evil energies.

Milk Abishekam (Hydration Ceremony) to Nataraja

Per sacred texts, performing Abishekam to Nataraja with Milk can remove sins, restore good health, and bestow longevity.

Honey Abishekam (Hydration Ceremony) to Nataraja

Honey is a therapeutic ingredient known for its curative benefits. When used in the sacred bath to the Nataraja, it can remove sorrows, bestow happiness and boost your imagination and creativity.

Tender Coconut Water Abishekam (Hydration Ceremony) to Nataraja

Coconut water Abishekam can help you gain Shiva’s blessings for satisfaction and enjoyment of life and the overall welfare of the family.

Curd Abishekam (Hydration Ceremony) to Nataraja

As per traditional belief, freshly prepared curd or yogurt used in performing Abishekam to Nataraja can remove misfortunes and bad luck, and grant progeny blessings.

Rose Water Abishekam (Hydration Ceremony) to Nataraja

Rosewater is a fragrant ingredient used in Abishekam to the Nataraja to receive Shiva’s blessings to balance emotion, receive wealth and prosperity, and remove negative character traits like anger, jealousy, addiction, etc.

Turmeric Abishekam (Hydration Ceremony) to Nataraja

As per sacred texts, turmeric can confer auspiciousness and help you gain restorative blessings from the Divine. Performing this Abishekam to Nataraja can help cure illness and ailments and increase your overall wellbeing.

Sandal Paste Abishekam (Hydration Ceremony) to Nataraja

As per sacred scriptures, Sandalwood is dearly loved by Shiva, as it cools down his rage and anger. Therefore, performing Abishekam with Sandalwood Paste pleases Shiva and gain his blessings for wealth, prosperity and progress in your spiritual journey.

Nataraja Homa (Fire Lab Invoking Dancing Form of Shiva)

Nataraja is a form of Shiva and is called the ‘divine dancer.’ He is symbolic of the dance forms - the Tandav or the Lasya, depending on the dance context. Nataraja is a form of Shiva as a great patron of dramatic arts and dance. Performing the Nataraja Homa can remove negative forces, bestow positive energy, grant good health, success, prosperity, and enhance creativity.

Frequency of the Homa

1 Individual Homa:

Nataraja is a form of Shiva and is called the ‘divine dancer.’ He is symbolic of the dance forms - the Tandav or the Lasya, depending on the dance context. Nataraja is a form of Shiva as a great patron of dramatic arts and dance. Performing the Nataraja Homa can remove negative forces, bestow positive energy, grant good health, success, prosperity, and enhance creativity.

3 months:

Nataraja Homa will be performed once every month for 3 months. Performing the Nataraja Homa can remove negative forces, bestow positive energy, grant good health, success, prosperity, and enhance creativity.

6 months:

Nataraja Homa will be performed once every month for 6 months. Performing the Nataraja Homa can remove negative forces, bestow positive energy, grant good health, success, prosperity, and enhance creativity.

12 months:

Nataraja Homa will be performed once every month for 12 months. Performing the Nataraja Homa can remove negative forces, bestow positive energy, grant good health, success, prosperity, and enhance creativity.

Nataraja Homa (Fire Lab Invoking Dancing Form of Shiva)

Introduction to Nataraja Homa

Nataraja is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nata,’ meaning dance or drama. Raja means king. Nataraja can be interpreted as the ‘King of Dance.’ Shiva’s dance in Tillai (Chidambaram) sets the base for depicting Shiva in dance forms. As Nataraja, Shiva is represented in his role as creator, preserver, and destroyer. His cosmic dance, the Tandav, can create and destroy the universe. The Ananda Tandav is the ‘dance of bliss.’ Performing the Nataraja Homa can bestow creative skills, stability, success, and prosperity. It removes negative forces and bestows positive energy.

Unique Traits of Nataraja

In Nataraja, Shiva represents the source of all movement within the cosmos, represented by the arch of flames. The purpose is to remove humanity from the illusion of the ‘self’ and the ‘world.’ He represents apocalypse and creation. He eliminates the imaginary world or ‘Maya’ and transforms it into power and enlightenment. Through his endless cosmic dance of creation, preservation, embodiment, destruction, protection, and release, Nataraja denotes a deep understanding of the universe. Performing the Nataraja Homa helps us dispel ignorance, negative forces, enhances creative skills, positive energy, and bestows vigor, stability, success, and prosperity.

Description of Nataraja Homa

Nataraja is an important symbol of Shiva. Creation of the world, its maintenance and destruction, concealment of the soul, its liberation, and subduing ignorance are represented by his dance. The circle around Nataraja is Maya (illusion), experienced through the cycle of birth and death. The ring of fire surrounding Nataraja represents the compressed cosmos of mass, time, and space. Its endless cycle of destruction and regeneration moves in tune to the beat of his drum and the rhythm of his steps.

As per sacred texts, performing Nataraja Homa can invoke his divine grace and blessings, promote stability, instill creative skills, dispel ignorance, negative influences, promote positive energy, and bestow good fortune, success, and prosperity.

Benefits of Nataraja Homa

According to sacred texts, performing the Nataraja Homa can grant the following blessings:

  • Nullify the malefic effects of planets
  • Destroy negative influences
  • Promote positive energy
  • Provide stability in personal and professional life
  • Stimulate creative instincts
  • Ensure overall well-being
  • Grant success and prosperity

What Will I Receive?

You will receive sacred grey ash blessed in the homa, which can be kept at your prayer altar. You can duly apply it on your forehead whenever you seek the divine blessings of the deity.

Note: The shipment of the Prasad for Poojas/Abishekam starts only after the completion of the service.