1 Why Snake?
Snakes are a symbol of awareness.
You can’t be asleep with a snake around your neck!
2 Why Ashes?
To remind you of the impermanence of life; knowing that we live life fully.
3 Is the Moon an Ornament?
The moon and the mind are connected. To be happy in all phases of life, you have to have a say over the mind.
4 Why Damru?
It has the same shape as the symbol of infinity. Shiva is the unbound infinite consciousness!
5 Trishul – A Weapon?
Shiva rules over the three gunas represented in the trishul. Yet he encourages everyone to do their dharma – to act and stand up for truth.
6 Blue Bodied
The sky is limitless and so is Shiva.
The sky is blue and Shiva is blue too.
7 What about Ganga?
Ganga represents gyan (knowledge). Wisdom dawns naturally when you are established in the Shiva.