The carvings in this ring create the look of movement rising toward the top of the ring.
This ring is slightly thicker at the top, sloping toward a gentle apex. A slightly smaller point than my other ring, Shiva’s Flame.
Shiva is often depicted in images as Nataraja, or the cosmic dancer Koothan, where we see him dancing with a flame rising from his palm. The dance is to destroy the old universe and make room for the Divine to start the universe anew. (Gently) call on Shiva when you need change or purification.
The inner edges of this ring are beveled for a comfort fit. One-of-a-kind. Signed on the inside of the ring.
The Hindu deity, Lord Shiva, is often depicted as Nataraja or The Lord of Dance, dancing in an arch of flames. The flames represent the manifest universe as well as the transmutation and suffering of the ego on its journey toward attaining salvation. Shiva also holds a flame called agni, which represents destruction in his left hand.
According to wikipedia, the two most common forms of Shiva’s dance are the Lasya (the gentle form of dance), associated with the creation of the world, and the Tandava (the violent and dangerous dance), associated with the destruction of weary worldviews – weary perspectives & lifestyles. In essence, the Lasya and the Tandava are just two aspects of Shiva’s nature; for he destroys in order to create, tearing down to build again.
What in your life needs to dissolve/transmute/burn up in order to make space for creation? This ring serves as a reminder that we don’t need to hang on so tightly; that some things need to go in order for better things to enter our lives.