SIVA Tandava Stotra

  • By Lalita Ramakrishna
  • December 8 2018

Visualising the awesome tandava of Siva, Ravana’s ecstatic outpouring of verses, reverberates to this day, with the rhythm, tone and vitality of the master dancer.


Parts are introduction, Stress on the Second Syllable, Auspicious dhimid-dhimidh, Great lineage. We tend to ignore Ravana’s musical genius and devotion to Siva. Scriptures describe how Ravana pleased Siva by beautifully playing veena and singing verses in classical ragas.


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This article was first published in the August 2016 issue of Tattvaloka, the Splendour of Truth. Tattvaloka is published under the aegis of the illustrious 9th century Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham, and the Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Sringeri. This article is courtesy and copyright Tattvaloka ( You can subscribe online at . Cost is Rs 396/ for one year (12 monthly issues) print, Rs 1,080 for three years, Rs 9,600 for Lifetime subscription.

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