Blue Shiva Indian wall hanging
This blue cotton Shiva wall hanging measures 2.20 meters high and 1.20 meters wide.
Shiva is one of the three main deities of Hinduism and is worshiped as the god of destruction, regeneration, meditation, and various other aspects depending on the context.
The attributes of Shiva that we can see in this tapestry are:
Third Eye: This eye symbolizes Ajna, inner knowledge, clairvoyance and spiritual perception.
Ashes: Shiva is associated with asceticism and renouncing life. He often carries holy ashes, called "bhasma", on his body, reminding devotees of the fleeting nature of material life. It is a symbol of detachment and your ability to transform earthly experiences into something spiritual.
Rudrashka Seed Necklaces and Bracelets : Rudrakshas are considered sacred and are often worn for prayer, healing and spiritual protection. They promote inner peace, concentration and deep meditation.
The Ganges river, and its tutelary goddess Ganga, sprouting from Shiva's bun: This recalls the legend of the descent of the Ganges to Earth thanks to Shiva, who stopped its powerful force. His uncombed hair represents his ascetic side and his connection to nature.
Trident (Trishula): Symbolizes the destruction of the three types of human pain: physical, mental and spiritual. It is also associated with Shiva's power over the three Gunas (modalities of nature) of the universe: goodness, passion and ignorance.
Drum (Damaru): The sound of this small two-sided drum, called "Damaru" is considered the primordial rhythm of the creation and dissolution of the universe.
Cobra coiled around Shiva's neck: Snakes symbolize cosmic and spiritual power, as well as Shiva's control over destructive forces. The cobra in particular represents your mastery of energies and your transcendence of duality.
Tiger Skin: Shiva sits on a tiger skin, which symbolizes his connection to the wild and his role as Lord of creatures.
The symbol Aum, in the palm of his hand: This Sanskrit syllable is the sacred sound, the primordial vibration of the Universe
All these symbolic attributes of Shiva reflect different facets of his personality and his role in the universe, ranging from creation to destruction and from meditation to asceticism.