Viewing entries tagged
scared dance ritual

What does the Buddha have to do with dance?

Comment

What does the Buddha have to do with dance?

There are evidences of dance worship in temples during all of these eras, in particular after the 8th century CE,  a unique time period in which Buddhism, Shaktism, Saivism, and Tantrism had become amalgamated into one practice. You can see many evidences of this hybrid in the ancient temples around Odisha. For example, the temple of Vaital in Bhubaneswar combines imagery of Chamunda (the goddess), Bhairava (Shiva), Ardhanadishvara (Tantric Deity half shakti /half shiva), Buddha, Shiva nataraj (the cosmic dancer), and more.

Comment