Generally, we see God Nataraja statue in temples, museums or In any homes or cultural music and dance centres. But surprising thing and how many of Hindus know that Nataraja statue is installed in CERN particle physics lab in geneva of Switzerland.
The science behind CERN Nataraja statue-
India is the only place where our gods must dance. Nataraja is the king of dancer. It is phenomena of creation and closest analogy is its like a dance. Today Modern Physicists are using these words. The things seem to be a dance. There is a deep process in the whole system.
We say creation is a dance and the divine is a dancer. The circle around him is not just a circle it is a symbol of cosmic.
If anything happens on itself it is a circle and planet moves on its own then it is a circle. A circle is a place of least resistance.
Ok till now my explanation may be little confusing and not clear. Even i also smelling like that.
I explained like a trailer format. Now enter into the real picture.
What is shiva statue doing here?
It has a profound meaning in cosmos. You, me, earth, planets, galaxies and intergalactic space and other things are made up of matter.
This matter has energy. the matter is fundamentally made up of atoms. Atoms are made up of particle.
To study the fundamental structure of the particle and to understand the nature of matter and fundamental laws of nature.
Scientists conducted experiments using most complex instruments.
So once we go into Hindu philosophy.
In Hinduism, they are 3 primary deities Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva. They represent cosmic functions of creation, maintenance and destruction respectively.
The dance of shiva is called as shiva tandava dance, which shows 5 acts.
The birth of the world, Its maintenance, its destruction, the source aspiration, liberation.
The Nataraja dance represents the cosmic cycle. The process of creation to the process of destruction of the universe.
It was said that lord shiva danced to the universe of existence and eventually it is going to be extinguished.
In modern physics, the quantum field theory has shown that the Rhythm of creation and destruction is the very base of existence of matter.
Every sub-atomic particles perform an energy dance. It is an energy dance itself im-pulsating creation and destruction process.
For some modern physicists, the dance of Nataraja is the dance of sub-atomic matter and basis of all existence and natural phenomena.
The universe goes under infinite no of deaths and re-births as the cycle of creation and destruction repeats.
The universe, solar system , planets and our lives are created under such an energy dance and it is going to be extinguished.
Nataraja statue id a reminder of many forms of the world. we are living in that world created under cosmic energy dance.
The circle behind shiva represents cosmos and it is the cosmic dance of shiva. It symbolises shakti, lifeforce.
Shiva Nataraja is a unique merge of religion, art and science. There is a deep understanding of the universe.
Einstein e=mc2 says the energy can neither be created nor destroyed.
Our Hinduism actual Santana dharma Meaning is no starting and no end it is eternal.
Nataraja Statue in CERN and scientists views-
Briefly, if we say CERN represents 7931 scientists from 608 universities and 113 nations
In 2004, Cern (European centre for research in physics particle) established 2 meters height shiva statue.
Indian Government donated the statue as a relation with that CERN lab.
The reason for establishing the state is mainly 2 simple reasons. spiritual and scientific reasons.
In 2013 CERN centre with “Large Hydron Collider,” they are doing research. They found the Higgs boson particle. (God Particle).
It was seen as the process of creation and destruction without any end.
Scientist Fritjof Capra a physicist in 1972 first time in his article compared the sub-atomic particle with shiva cosmic dance.
He also mentioned the same theory in his book “The Tao of Physics“.
Below the statue, there is a small board and his words are written there.
Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter,” and that “For the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter.”
It is indeed as Capra concluded: “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.”
Scientist Kenneth ford in his book “The world of elementary particles” says
That every subatomic particle goes through this dance of creation and destruction. The term used by Ford is ‘dance’ as the ideas of rhythm and dance automatically come into one’s mind while imagining the flow of energy going through the patterns that make up the modern-world, involving in a continual cosmic dance.
Finally, Know the truth. Not truth the eternal truth.