nataraj, the cosmic dancer, is one of the many forms of shiva. his dance represents both the destruction and the creation of the universe, and reveals the cycles of death, birth, and rebirth. this dance of bliss is for the welfare of the world. in the form of nataraj, he gives guidance to his devotees within the "heart of consciousness." under his feet, shiva crushes the demon of ignorance, caused by forgetfulness. one hand stretches across his chest and points to the uplifted foot, indicating the release from earthly bondage. but the dance of nataraj is also a dance of creation. it scatters the ashes of the universe in a pattern that becomes the design of creation that follows destruction, and honors the dance of shiva and shakti. the dance of creation and transformation.
moonstone is associated with the heart and crown chakras. it can help calm responses and avoid overreaction, relieve emotional stress, enhance feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities. it is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth, pregnancy, and travel. it is a stone of abundance and is also associated with love of all kinds. physically, it is said to aid the pituitary gland and digestive system, obesity, water retention, hormonal problems, and menstrual problems.
tiger ebony is considered to be one of the most powerful woods and is said to bring strength and protection. it balances both the feminine and masculine energies, brings good luck, and is considered to be especially useful in the seeking of spiritual knowledge.
this piece doubles as a necklace and wrap bracelet. 6mm beads. 108 mala prayer beads. strung on strong stretch cord to accommodate being worn on the wrist. made with brass and antique gold plated accents. this design originally listed 2/2013.
fits a 6" - 7" wrist