Shiva's Trishul Trident Sterling Silver Pendant
The Trishul trident is a symbol found in Hinduism and Buddhism. Our version features dark green, high-quality tsavorite gems.
Lord Shiva and the Goddess Durga carry the Trishul. In Sanskrit "tri" means three. "Shul" has multiple meanings including to spear or poke, as well as to be ill or suffer. The Trishul is a powerful weapon that can be used to end the causes of suffering.
Shiva's trident represents the three aspects of life: Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna. These are subtle channels of the body that come from Tantra and Kundalini traditions.
Ida represents the feminine and is located on the left side of the body. It is associated with coldness and the moon. Pingala represents the masculine and is located on the right side of the body. It is associated with hotness and the sun. Down the central channel is Sushumna which represents the divine.
Ida and Pingala represent the duality of life, just like Shakti and Shiva. When these two channels are balanced, the central channel awakens.
Durga's Trishul was a gift from Shiva. The three prongs represent the three Gunas: Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. Sattva translates as “being”, “consciousness”, and “existence”. Sattva dominance creates peace of mind, happiness, and balance. The characteristics of Rajas is energy, passion, desire, and creativity. It gives us excitement to the point of distraction. It’s the raw energy behind the other two Gunas. The quality of indifference is strong in Tamas. It makes us feel slow and sluggish when this guna is dominant and causes ignorance. It is needed for us to rest but also causes tiredness. Just like the subtle channels of the body represented in Shiva's trident, we need balance amongst the Gunas.
Wearing out Trishul awakens your own spiritual warrior. Adorned with the fundamental aspects of life, you are reminded to balance the masculine and feminine energies of your being. Coupled with qualities of benevolence and vitality of tsavorite, this piece will help you discover your own inner beauty.
Without the bail, this sterling silver trishul measures about 1.25" in length and a little over 0.5" across. With the bail, it is a little over 1.5" in length.
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