Shiva's auspicious symbols:
These 12 things are known as BholenathThe auspicious signs or symbols of Lord Shiva are very important. There is some secret hidden behind each of their auspicious symbols. Apart from Aak flowers, bilvapatra, water, milk and sandalwood, he also loves many things. Let's know 12 such things from which Lord Bholenath is known.
Naad means sound that continues continuously in the universe called 'ॐ'. Other voices in music keep on coming and going, the central voice among them is the nad.
7. Kamandal: There is water in the kamandal which symbolizes nectar. The kamandal is held by every saint or yogi.
8. Hasti charma and Vyaghra charma: Shiva is wearing Hasti skin and Vyaghra skin on his body. Hasti means elephant and Vyaghra means tiger. Elephant is symbol of pride and tiger is violence, so Shivji has suppressed both arrogance and violence.
When an attempt was made to bring Ganga to the earth from heaven, it also raised the question that this immense velocity of the Ganges could cause a huge hole in the earth, then the Ganges would enter the earth. In such a situation, Lord Shiva first seated Ganga in his jata for this solution and then landed it on the earth. Gangotri Tirtha is a witness to this incident.
The name Nageshwar Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva makes it clear that Shiva has an unbreakable relationship with the naga or serpent because of being the God of serpents. There is a tradition of worship of serpents on Nagpanchami in India. He who reconcile in opposing sentiments make a cruel and terrible creature like a serpants or snake use to garland his neck. The wrapped serpent or serpent is a symbol of the power of the Kundalini.