Sivaji Ganesan as Lord Shiva in Tamil film Thiruvilaiyadal.
Taṇḍavam is a divine dance performed by the Hindu God Shiva. Shiva's Tandava is described as a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. The Rudra Tandava depicts his violent nature, first as the creator and later as the destroyer of the universe, even of death itself. In Shaiva Siddhanta tradition, Shiva as Nataraja is considered the supreme lord of dance.