The Divine Dancer: Lord Shiva is often depicted as Nataraja, the cosmic dancer. His dance symbolizes the eternal cycle of creation, preservation, and destruction.

Third Eye: Shiva is known for his third eye, which represents wisdom and insight. When opened, it can release a powerful and destructive energy.

Ardhanarishvara: Shiva is sometimes depicted as half-male and half-female, known as Ardhanarishvara

Mountains as His Abode: Shiva is often associated with the Himalayan mountains.

Trident (Trishul): The trident carried by Shiva symbolizes his power over the three fundamental aspects of existence: creation, preservation, and destruction.

Blue Throat: Shiva is also known as "Neelakantha," which means "the one with a blue throat

Ashes and Vibhuti: Shiva applies ash or vibhuti on his body,

Snake Adornment: Shiva is often depicted with a snake around his neck

Ganga's Descent: Shiva is said to have caught the mighty River Ganga in his locks to prevent its forceful descent on Earth,

Lord of Meditation: Shiva is considered the Adiyogi (the first yogi) and is known for his deep meditation.