The snake stands for the power of kundalini, which is described as a coiled serpent lying dormant in the muladhara chakra of all human beings and ascends upwards when one starts on the sadhana. The goal is towards the sahasrara or the bhairav state of consciousness. The snake around the neck of Siva means kundalini has arisen fully and he is fully aware blissfull and present. He is satchidananda and sadashiva !
The snake also stands for all passions and desires By wearing the snakes around his neck, Siva conveys that he has overcome all desires and is in full control of Prakriti, or maya and its various machinations and illusions. Discover the power of kundalini. The energy within that you can harness to fight pollution,job stress,stress in family , girl friend boy friend stress, stress over the color of your skin, stress of the pesticides entering our body and all kinds of stress that your body fights on a daily basis. Discover thy self thru yoga, harness your energy . Feel her rise around your spine. Boom shankar ! Kashi vishwanath the oldest abodes of shiva and the eternal city of shiva ! Jai shambho !