Shiva is both destroyer or purifier and re-creator. The snakes around his neck symbolize power over evil and fertility. He wears a female earring on his left and and a males on his right which symbolizes sexual power and union.
Life is a Dance of Shakti and Shiva A beautiful picture of Shiva and Parvati in dance, curiously with the background of Shiva again , as Natraja, The King of dance. And this catches our interest, What is the painting trying to convey? To me it is a very beautiful concept of pictorially conveying the greatness of Shakti. I bring your attention to the word Maya. https://www.facebook.com/shailgulhatishivapage/photos/a.604173349629181.1073741828.602792436433939/701028493276999/
A rare combination of ancient Hindu and Buddhist symbols: the solar disc, related to the deity Vishnu, the trident of Shiva, representing the unity of past, present and future, and the eightfold lotus, alluding to Enlightenment and the Path.