"Parvati is a goddess of love, with a seductive radiance directed at her beloved, yet at the same time focused inward, on her own essence. She's mother, a yogini, a seeker of truth who inquires deeply into the nature of reality. She's powerful and she's tender, she's willful and she's playful -both at the same time. Parvati is a goddess of relatedness." From "Awakening Shakti" by Sally Kempton
"I am the Queen, source of thought, knowledge it self! You do not know Me, yet you dwell in Me. I announce Myself in words that gods and humans welcome. From the summit of the world, I give birth to the sky! The tempest is My breath, all living creatures are My life. Beyond the wide earth, beyond the vast heaven, My grandeur extends for ever!" - from the Devi Sukta - Art: Goddess Nataraj by Annelie Solis
Nataraja Symbology. A depiction of the god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to start the process of creation. Dancing is seen as an art in which the artist and the art s/he creates are one and the same, thought to evoke the oneness of God and creation.