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In certain Shiva temples I have seen Nataraja posture idol as Dwarapalaga at entrace of Shiva linga sannadhi. Is it Nataraja being Dwarapalaga or is it just a posture? What Shaiva agama says about this?

  • Shiva is never dvarapala. – user17294 Feb 21 at 16:04
  • In Puranas, Skandha and Vishakha re dvarapalas of Shiva/Shakti temples and Jaya and Vijaya of Vishnu temple – user17294 Feb 21 at 16:06
  • A picture would be useful to decide. – TheLittleNaruto Feb 21 at 16:14
  • @Partha have you seen nataraja posture dvarapalas of Shiva temple? Skandha, Kartikeya is to left side of Ganesh !!! – Akshay S Feb 21 at 16:17
  • yes, inl Southi have seen their legs like Nataraja. Jaya and Vijaya also looks like Vishnu btw – user17294 Feb 21 at 16:25

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