10 Lessons We Need To Learn From Iconographical Attributes Of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva is one of the three major deities of Hinduism. Shiva means ” Auspicious”. Shiva is treated as infinite. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation, and arts. The main iconographical attributes of Shiva are the third eye on his forehead, the snake Vasuki around his neck, the adorning crescent moon, the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the trishula as his weapon and the damaru as his musical instrument.

What do these attributes symbolize? Have a quick look:

#1. Matted Hair

matted hair

#2. Third Eye

third eye

#3. Trishul

trishool

#4. Meditative pose

meditation

#5. Ash smeared on body

ash

#6. Blue throat

blue throat

#7. Dhamru

damru

#8. Ganga

ganga

#9. Kamandalam

kamandalam

#10. Serpant around the neck

serpant

This helps everyone to handle the worry situations and lead a happy life.

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