Nataraj sculpture in Bronze
The dancing form of Shiva as Lord Nataraja is surrounded by a fiery arch. The dwarf, Apasmara, that Shiva is dancing upon represents ignorance. While dancing his cosmic dance of destruction Shiva is destroying ignorance in the world. Shiva holds a drum and fire in his hands. His right leg is held up in the most recognizable posture of all the Hindu Gods; Lord Nataraja!