Shiva quotes These will strengthen your faith and belief in Shiva. Shiva is the deity of power and spirituality. His appearance and everything around him symbolizes the victory of truth and fearlessness. Pious river of Hindu religion Ganga has its abode in locks of Shiva. The tiger skin under Lord Shiva symbolizes his control over all the elements and creatures of Nature. The ash all over his body spreads the message everything will turn into ash and find its place in Shiva.