The Trishula

The Trident, also known as the Trishula, is a popular Hindu symbol linked with Lord Shiva. Though this three-pronged emblem is commonly thought to be a weapon employed by the Lord to guard and restore Dharma, it has deeper connotations. It symbolizes the balance between the energies of creation, preservation, and destruction and represents the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. It’s also thought to represent the three Gunas: Rajas, Tamas, and Sattva. The three facets of consciousness, cognition, attachment, and conation, are another symbolic portrayal of the Trishula.

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