Reasons Behind The Things Lord Shiva Carries: Shiva is one of the most significant and worshipped Gods in Hinduism.
‘The Trishul’ or trident is the most prominent thing visible in all depictions of Lord Shiva. It’s not just a weapon of destruction but also symbolizes a lot of important aspects.
Lord Shiva has a snake around his neck. The snake is said to be ‘Vasuki’. Vasuki is a cobra snake which is coiled around the neck of Lord Shiva.
The Damru is an important instrument which is always carried by Lord Shiva. Don’t misunderstand this object, just as a musical instrument.
Shankha is one of the objects that came out by the churning of the ocean by the Gods. It’s a symbol of cosmic space.
Kamandalu is a water pot which is made from dry pumpkin. It contains ‘Amrit’, a liquid which signifies immortality.
Lord Shiva is depicted, wearing two earrings or kundals.One is ‘Alakshya’ and the other is ‘Niranjan’. Alakshya means which cannot be shown by any sign, and Niranjan.
It is believed that Shiva opened his eyes after several years of meditation and saw humanity suffering which led to the rolling of tears from Shiva’s eyes.
Lord Shiva’s whole body is smeared with ashes. This is a representation that he’s above all the show-off and worldly fake glories.
Ganga is considered the Holy river in Hindu religion. Its water is divine and is believed to wash off all the sins of a person.