Shiva the Lord

May 4th, 2008 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

The humanised form of Shiva has the following four ornaments, which are symbolic in nature.

1) Damaru: This represents the shabda that is sound. The original sound of the universe.

2) Trishul: The weapon with three spikes synbolise

a) Trigunas :- Sattva, Rajas and Tamas

b) The basis of Creation, Sustenance and Dissolution

c) Desire, knowledge and activity.

d) The basis of Creation, Sustenance and Dissolution

3) Pash (deer): The deer represents the four Vedas

4) Parshu: This represents the destroyer of ignorance.

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