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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Nataraja Statue of CERN




The Dance of Shiva and Sub Atomic Particles

Lord Shiva veritably presided over the world’s largest experiment as scientist sent the beam of protons zooming at nearly the speed of light around the world’s most powerful particle accelerator at the CERN laboratory near Geneva in search of the Nature's deep secrets.

The 2 m statue of the dancing Shiva was unveiled at CERN in 2002, the European Center for Research in Particle Physics in Geneva. The statue, symbolizing Shiva's cosmic dance of creation and destruction, points the knowledge possessed by Ancient Indian Sages on the subatomic level of chaos,birth and sustain of cosmic substance and it is the clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of. A special plaque next to the Shiva statue explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva's cosmic dance with quotations from Fritjof Capra:

"Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics."

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