Significance of Trishula in Hinduism (Trident)

Trishula

Trishula

Significance of Trishula in Hinduism, what is the significance of Trishula, Trident of Hindu Gods?

Trishula is a type of Trident. The place of origin of Trisula is Nepal. It is used by Lord Shiva and Goddess Maa Durga. In the language of Sanskrit is triṣūla, in the language of Malay is trisula, in the language of Tamil is thirisoolam, in the language of Malayalam is trisool and in the language of Thai is trisoon or tri.

It is to benoted that the Indian trident is very popular but also largely found in Southeast Asia countries. On the other hand, it is usually used as a Hindu-Buddhist religious symbol, in Sanskrit and Pali, the word means “three spear”.

The term frequently refers to a short-handled weapon In India and Thailand. On a danda or staff, it is mounted. It is mostly bladed and not sharp but unlike the Okinawan sai. Polyvalent and rich is the trishula symbolism.

Trishula

Trishula

Trishula is largely wielded by the Hindu Lord Shiva. The Lord used this tool has been used in order to severe the original head of Lord Ganesha who is the Son of the Lord. As one of her many weapons, Durga also holds trishula along with other weapons.

It is to be noted that many other god and goddess hold this particular weapon along with other weapon in one of their hand. It is a common weapon that is largely used in the Hindu religion. It also symbolizes the past, the present and the future plus creation, maintenance and destruction. Even the ancient people used this weapon with great proud and spiritual significance.

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