Lalit Marmik (Voice of the inner spirit) | 24 W X 49 H X 13 Inches | Patinated Copper Finish
The mention of Parvati is warranted with the mention of Shiva. Parvati or Gauri Parvati (the fair daughter of the mountains) was the daughter of the Aryan king in the Himalayan region. She performed penance to be the consort of her beloved, her object of adoration Shiva. She eventually married Shiva and the couple came to be known as the first “married couple” bound by duties and responsibilities towards family life and social life. This concept of marriage in the then libertine and brute humans formed the foundation of a developing human society, where males and females share responsibilities towards each other and towards their progeny.
Parvati is considered an ideal consort. Together with Shiva her contributions to the human society is regarded to be tremendous. Her questions (compiled as nigama) and Shiva’s answers (compiled as agama) form the two wings of tantra.
While Tandava dance was invented by Shiva, his consort Parvati, had invented ‘Lalita marmika’ which means “voice of the inner spirit”. It is gentle dance with graceful movements. This dance arouses the deepest feelings of love and devotion. In fact there are many instances where the dancer has experienced samadhi, a deep state wherein the mind is absorbed in a state of complete oneness. A great Indian saint of the 15th century, Caetanya Prabhu, experienced so many kinds of samadhis through this dance, along with Hari Kiirtan. He immortalized kiirtan and gave it status in the spiritual field. This dance dissolves egotism, and helps in expansion of mind.
Tandava and lalita marmika could be considered to be on opposite sides of the spectrum. While creating a link and adjustment between the two, rhythms were invented, the common term for which is tála: the tá of táńd́ava and the la of lalita. These formed the basis of “Indo-Aryan” music, which exist as two schools, the Áryávarta School and the Dákśinátya School. The common name for the Áryávarta School is Hindustani Sangeet, and that for the Dákśinátya School is Karnatik Sangeet.
Medium : Composite of stone, glass & polyester resin(SGP) coated with real copper coating
Finish : Patinated copper finish with protective wax coating
Dimension : Height- 49”, Width- 24” , Depth-13”
Net weight : 11 kgs approx
||137 × 75 × 62 cm