Shiva Nataraja, Lord of the Dance. Performing the cosmic dance which both creates and destroys the universe, the energy is shows through the spreading of the god's hair also depicting the skull, a datura blossom and a crescent moon representing the idea that Shiva is ever-present even if sometimes he is not always visible. He hold a small drum as a symbol of the heartbeat of the universe and agni the divine fire. He is holding a blessing mudra which calms all fear and is stamping out illusion and ignorance as shown by the cobra and Apasamara Purusha figure.
He is surrounded by a ring of fire. This bronze Hindu statue represents the never-ending cycle of time.