“On the lecture platform Siva would sing:
Sunaja Sunaja Sunaja Krishna!
Tu Gitavala Jnana Sunaja Krishna
Agad Bhum Agad Bhum Bhaje Damaru
Nache Sadasiva Jagad-Guru
“Sivananda would dance like Krishna, with a countenance radiating bliss; and change the Sankirtan Dhvani and with a serenely peaceful expression do the Tandava-Nritya. Why did he combine the two? Is it to reveal to us that Krishna’s Rasa-Lila, Siva’s Tandava-Nritya and Sivananda’s Dance had the same message to mankind, and led man, through self-surrender and annihilation of the little individual self, to liberation from Samsara?
“Young and old, men and women, rich and poor, and high officials and haughty leaders-would dance with Siva. Siva’s bliss is highly infectious. Once he danced in Lahore; people who had no faith in Saguna-Upasana, in His Name, began to dance, too, and their headgears rolled on the ground; so blissfully self forgetful were they. Siva’s dance liberates us from our own little self’s vanities.” (An excerpt from “All About Sivananda”)
Swami Haridoss Giri on “ecstatic dancing”:
Mata Sri Amirtanandamayi dances:
Of course, there are also other great souls: