Here we see the hermaphrodite figure of Shiva and Shakti. The male division has Shiva's attributes and characteristics with the Ganga flowing from his knotted hair, the crescent moon on the brow, armlets and bracelets of serpents and a loin cloth of tiger skin. The female part wears a coiffure, jewellery and saree like lower garment. She holds a lotus in her hand.
Much symbolism attaches to the Ardhnarishwar aspect which denotes the dual principal of the cosmic purusha and Prakriti as well as personify 'the abstract Vedantic principle of Brahman and his yogeshwara aspect.' From the philosophical point of view, this composite form represents the creative union of the active and passive principles.
This description by Renu Rana.