Conversations with Shiva

“Oh lord Shiva, you are surrounded by coldness! In your matted locks - the Ganga, on your forehead - the crescent moon, your body adorned with serpents, on your left your loving wife Parvati- the daughter of the Himalayas!! Your body smeared with sandal paste! All cold!! ……and here I am, your devotee, burning with worldly desires! Come reside in me, Oh lord! So I may provide you with warmth and you may subside my burning self!!”

  • Credits:
  • Solo Performance (Performed once by Dheerendra Tiwari at Darbar Festival 2017, Sadlers Wells, London)
  • Choreography and concept: Aditi Mangaldas
  • Music: Samiullah khan
  • Costume: Aditi Mangaldas
  • Sung Literature: Appaya Dikshit
  • Costume: Aditi Mangaldas
  • Production: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation