Shiva's dance form elevated him to the position of Nataraja, a form wherein the arms whirled wildly, his flying locks crashed into heavenly bodies, and his steps split the mountains. We see Shiva dance over the body of Mahisa, who was eventually destroyed by Durga. In his right hand, he holds the trident, which represents the triad of the creator, preserver and the destroyer. The presence of the rattle drum is significant as it makes the final sound of death and produces the primeval reverberation of life. In his left hand, Shiva holds the fire that burns and destroys, yet illuminates and energizes. Shiva has snakes around his body, showing his power to deal with death and also to hold the sexual energy of Kundalini, the yogic serpent power. In the disheveled hair of Shiva can be seen the anthropomorphic form of river Ganga.
This description by Kiranjyot.
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