The Trishula is symbolic of the foremost of Ascetics. In a general sense, the Trishula represents aspects of Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer including the three principles of Pasa - Lordship, the divinity of Shiva, Pasu - man’s base animal nature and Pasa -bondage, including illusion and karmic debt central to Shaivite doctrine. The three also represent the three Shaktis or powers; will, action, and wisdom, and the three main Nadis or energy channels; ida, pingala, and shushumna, which allows kundalini energy to travel through the chakras.
The Trishula is the symbol of His love, the One who is the greatest of all lovers as He is Himself the embodiment of Shakti’s love also. The Lingga is the Lord’s perfect symbol but the Trishula stands to be mobile from the heights of Kailas to the golden sands of Rameshawaram and millions of places on earth where bhaktas stand
in devotion to shower their love in their own way. Hara Hara Mahadeva.
By Yogi Ananda Saraswathi