Dance, Mudra and Tantra

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Dance, Mudra and Tantra
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1979 May 10
Time Morning
Place Fiesch, Switzerland
Language English
Topic Sadashiva and the science of dance
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12
Location in Sarkarverse
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Dance, Mudra and Tantra is the sixth discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Fiesch, Switzerland. The discourse was delivered in English on the morning of 1979 May 10. This discourse is the sixth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12.[1]


You know that even before Sadáshiva there was dance, there was music; people used to sing, also; but everything was in a disorderly manner. The dexterous hands of Sadáshiva made it a science – rather, an artistic science.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by stating that Shiva combined music, song, and dance into an orderly science. He explains that Oriental dance contains various mudras (postures) and tandava is its pristine expression.[1]

Anandamurti goes on by stating that tandava represents life, and tantra is the practice of overcoming darkness through struggle.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12 
Preceded by
The Starting Point and the Last Point
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12
With: Dance, Mudra and Tantra
Succeeded by
The Supreme Witness and the Great Thief