“Hydration time for Lord Nataraja is only 6 times a year. The yogis and siddhas look forward to this time so that they can take advantage of connecting with Nataraja. The time has been sacred for the energy of Shiva to come into the earth plane.”
The divine dance of Nataraja in the golden hall of consciousness is referred to as ‘Ananda Tandava’, the Cosmic Dance of Bliss. Six times a year, the energy of Nataraja becomes active on the Earth plane. Early winter, late winter, early summer, high summer, during the rainy and autumn seasons (six seasons) which coincides with the dawn, morning, noon, afternoon, evening and night times in heaven.
It is important to perform Nataraja Abishekam on these auspicious days to honor and invite this transformational energy of Shiva into our lives.
The dynamic energy of Nataraja can eradicate old, negative patterns limiting our potential and remove the bad effects of karma. The gestures of his cosmic dance represent Lord Shiva’s five divine activities:
1. The upper hands of Shiva hold the symbols of creation and destruction
2. The small drum in the upper right hand signifies the creation or origination of sound
3. Fire in the upper left hand symbolizes destruction
4. Abhaya mudra (blessing sign) of his second right hand indicates fearlessness and protection from both evil and ignorance for those who do justice and follow righteousness
5. The second left hand points towards the raised foot, which is an indication of upliftment and salvation
6. Nataraja dancing on a demon symbolizes Shiva’s victory over ignorance
Dr. Pillai says that hydration ceremony is the most powerful in making the statue of dancing Shiva come alive by pouring milk, yoghurt, ghee (clarified butter), and orange juice. He also says that it is not a superstition to pour these substances, but that these rituals bring the statue to life- which then has the power to answer your prayers and connect you with higher consciousness.
Six times a year, the energy of Nataraja becomes active on the Earth plane. Dr. Pillai says that hydration ceremony is the most powerful in making the statue of dancing Shiva come alive by pouring milk, yoghurt, ghee (clarified butter), and orange juice. The dynamic energy of Nataraja can eradicate old, negative patterns limiting our potential and remove the bad effects of karma. Your sincere prayers and participation in the ceremony doubles the effect of the dissolution of karmas and to strengthen your life with powerful positive energies.
What will I receive?
You will receive the sacred grey ash powder from the homa and Vibhuti which will be blessed in the rituals. Keep this on your meditation altar and wear it on your forehead during meditation or at other times to expand the Divine blessings into your life.
Dr. Pillai explains this:
The ritual is the carbonization of thoughts. Carbon is our information bearing atoms. The carbon residue (ash) given out as Prasad is to be placed on the third eye area of the participants and carries the blessings of the archetypes invoked.
Please Note: Your Prasad will be shipped one week after the entire set of rituals is performed from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. For international shipping, please allow 2 – 4 weeks for delivery.