Trishul meaning and significance
Trishul has great significance in Hindu Religion, it is in the hands of almost all the deities but it but the significance is even more when it is held by Lord Shiva or Goddess. now why Trishul has been given so much of significance in our culture does have a very deep meaning which is beyond the apparent. let us try to understand …Om Trishul Tattoo
Lord Shiva’s Trishul is supposed to destroy —-the physical world—attachment to gross the illusionary world which seems so real ; the world of the mind—the ahamkaar or ego which is a barrier between Me and HIM -–thus transforms to be in the third world that is the world of spirituality –thus leads to oneness Shiva into a single non-dual plane of existence, that is bliss alone.
Trishul represents the three aspects of consciousness – waking, dreaming and sleeping, and it represents the three gunas – satva, rajas and tamas. Holding a trishul (Trident) signifies that Shiva (the divinity) is above all the three states – waking, dreaming and sleeping, yet is the upholder of these three states.
The divinity is beyond the three gunas, but it holds the three gunas together. Om Trishul Tattoo
SHIVA HOLDS THE HANDLE means Lord is BEYOND ALL THE TRIGUNAAS means HE is NIRGUN
Shul means problems or suffering. Trishul means that which destroys all kind of suffering.
Three types of pain that arise in life:
- Aadibhautik (physical)
- Aadhyaatmik (spiritual) and
- Aadidaivik (ethereal)
What relieves you from all the problems and suffering is the trishul. And it is in the hand of Shiva.