Ravisankar S. Mayavaram
msr at ISC.TAMU.EDU
Sat May 30 22:46:28 CDT 1998
SHE who witnesses the dance of Isha.
Here Isha means tat in tattvam. That is the brahman. tANdava is like a
effortless play like dance. The term "IshatANDava" signifies acts like
creation etc., as the term tANDava implies movement. SHE is a witness of
these acts. SHE is the uninvolved illumation of these acts. "asa"ngo nahi
sajjate" [bR^ihadAraNyaka upanishad 6-6-15] -Uninvolved, HE has no
This name can also mean that SHE witnesses the 64 arts implied by the term
"IshatANDava". These are acts like dance and acting of parameshvara.
nartAnadi pareShasya chatuH ShaShTi kalAjaniH. The 64 arts emanated from
the dance of parameshvara. This IshatANDava nartana is clearly explained
in the pradoShastotra.
AUM IshatANDavasAkShinyai namaH
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