The Trishula is the three-pronged weapon and emblem of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Also spelled, "trishul" or "trisula", it comes from the Sanskrit language where tri means "three" and shula means "spear".
The Trishula has come to symbolize several important "triads". First, there is the Hindu trinity of deities - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. It also stands for the aspects and powers associated with these gods -- Creation, Preservation and Destruction.
The three feminine (shakti) powers of will, action, and wisdom are also symbolized by the Trishula.
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