This depiction of Kali and Shiva references the human experience of death. Kali, who represents dissolution mates with Shiva, who represents creation. She drives him mad and he forgets who he is. For a time, Shiva is lost. Such is death.
What another beautiful image of me joining in marriage with Shiva. We are the perfect balance of masculine and feminine. Shiva and Parvati. Lift and Dark. Control and Impulse. We balance each other in unity.
A rare combination of ancient Hindu and Buddhist symbols -- the solar disc of Lord Vishnu, the trident of Lord Shiva representing the unity of past, present and future & the eightfold lotus alluding to Enlightenment and the Path.
This is the the Hindu God Shiva and it describes what the each of the different objects mean. It shows how complex Hinduism Gods and Goddesses can have many different objects that each mean a specific thing to that person/deity.