Hinduism has many gods and deities, and one of its most prominent figures is Shiva, Trimurti's third arm. The Trimurti encompasses a creator, organizer, and destroyer, each represented by Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva or Mahesh respectively. As the destroyer, Shiva maintains and encourages and the cycle of life. Though this image makes him terrifying, he is depicted in a more generous form, too, like what his Nataraja statues depict. Shiva statues may differ in their meaning, but they serve a purpose to inspire and encourage individuals who have them in their home or office. 

Shiva statues depicting him in his dancing form are among the most popular symbols of Hinduism as it signifies the central tenets of the religion itself. Nataraja means 'King of dancers', and this statue of Shiva expresses the harmony and rhythm of life. Here, Shiva is depicted dancing, with his four hands signifying the cardinal directions. His left foot is raised elegantly while his right foot is on a prostate position—the so-called 'apasmara purusha', which is the personification of the ignorance and illusion over the god himself triumphs. 

In the Nataraja statue, his upper left hand has a flame, while the lower left is pointing to a dwarf that bears a cobra. Shiva's upper right hand bears an hourglass drum that represents the vital principle of the male and female, while the lower gesture reflects assertion and encourages fearlessness. Snakes represent egotism, and the matted locks of Shiva's hair represent the birth and death cycle. The skull on his head symbolizes Shiva's conquest of death, and his third eye signifies insight, enlightenment, and omniscience.  This statue often shoes him on a lotus pedestal, with the flower itself symbolizing the universe's creative forces. 

The Shiva family statue features his divine family and its four members. Together with Parvati and their two sons, Ganesh and Kartikeya, the Shiva Parivar statue symbolizes completeness, prosperity, and harmony, and the entire universe and its essence, making it favorable for homes where families dwell, so it can promote growth and harmony in relationships and the household.