In Silappadikaram, eleven dances are referred to, which were danced by divinities like Siva, Tirumal ( Vishnu ), Muruga, Kama , Kali , Tirumagal ( Lakshmi ) and Indrani. They depict the destruction of various demons and symbolize the triumph of good over evil. This is evidence enough that dance was a divine art whose theme was the destruction of evil and the purification of the spirit.
...Purusha was personified as Brahma , Vishnu and Shiva while Prakriti was personified as Saraswati , Lakshmi and Shakti .
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