1Enakshi Ganguly = "11th century, India: Orissa, Sandstone "Carved in deep relief, the figure of Shiva is depicted dancing on a pyramid of five heads with sunken eyes placed upon a lotus base. Five heads or skulls play an important role in esoteric tantric practices. While representations of Shiva as the cosmic dancer are common, this extraordinary sculpture is unique for both its iconography and style."Source: http://www.nortonsimon.org/collections/highlights.php?period=SAH&resultnum=501"
3Enakshi Ganguly = ""When we say “Shiva,” there are two fundamental aspects that we are referring to. The word “Shiva” means literally, “that which is not.” Today, modern science is proving to us that everything comes from nothing and goes back to nothing. The basis of existence and the fundamental quality of the cosmos is vast nothingness. The galaxies are just a small happening – a sprinkling. The rest is all vast empty space, which is referred to as Shiva. That is the womb from which everything is born, and that is the oblivion into which everything is sucked back. Everything comes from Shiva and goes back to Shiva."Source: http://www.ishafoundation.org/blog/yoga-meditation/history-of-yoga/who-is-shiva-meaning/"