The murti that you see on this page is an ethereal rendition of Shivatandava. Ethereal, because it is an image of divine power and order. The ashtabhujadhari Lord Shiva - ashtabhujadhari is one who is possessed of eight arms - dances upon the mouth of a celestial lotus. One foot rests firmly upon the pedestal, the other raised high in the air. A short dhoti is clad around His hips, a world of sashes swaying about on either side of the same as He motions. A gorgeously bedecked torso lends to the glory of Mahadeva.
Note the tall crown that tapers above His head, the richly detailed halo framing His handsome and solemn face. In the midst of His tandava, the posteriormost arms are raised on either side of the head. In fact, His eight arms are in almost symmetrical arrangement. The most statement-making aspect of this composition is the pale, almost earthy, blue overtones of the medium.