Shaivism - Concepts and symbols - The Dance floor
Type of Spiritual Experience
The Dance floor is also equivalent to the ring of the circus symbolically.
A description of the experience
Alain Danielou – Gods of Love and Ecstasy: The traditions of Shiva and Dionysus
It appears that, in the most ancient form of the rites of Shiva-Dionysus, the cult-centre was a place under the open sky called "the dance floor". This sacred enclosure stood for the temple and was the god's sanctuary, as is still the case among the primitive tribes of India, in the ancient Tamil epic, the Shilappadikaram, the dance floor is described as the village sanctuary, where contact can be made with the mysterious world of spirits.
The source of the experienceShaivism
Concepts, symbols and science items
Science ItemsSacred geography - enclosures and camps
Sacred geography - pyramid
Sacred geography - ziggurat