Natraj is one of the names of the Hindu god, Shiva, the most revered god in this ancient religion. The image of Natraj is also known as ''Dancing Shiva''. Natraj is sometimes referred to as '' the dancer of creation , lord of joy and sorrow''. The dancing image captured in popular statues is meant to symbolize life's ebb & flow. The statues of Natraj are framed by a circle representing cosmic energy.