Shiva is the most revered Hindu gods. Shiva is normally associated with destruction. However, Shiva is also associated with reincarnation, since in Hinduism death is necessary for rebirth. But Shiva has different aspects, As a complex god with many roles and powers. In his destroyer role, he often haunts cemeteries, wearing a headdress of snakes and a necklace of skulls. A band of terrifying demons, hungering for blood, accompanies him. He wanders into crematoriums, smears his body with ash and dances in the light of the funeral pyres, reminding all about the transitory nature of material things. Yet despite his destructiveness, Shiva can be helpful to humans and other gods. He acts as a divine judge who shows no mercy to the wicked. When he dances, he represents truth, and by dancing he banishes ignorance and helps relieve the suffering of his followers.
The trident, or the spear with three prongs, is one of the accessories of the Lord and symbolizes His three fundamental powers iccha(will), kriya(action) and jnana (knowledge). It also signifies His power to destroy evil and ignorance. As His weapon and instrument of punishment the trident represents Lord Shiva's manner of punishing the evil doers on all the three planes - spiritual, subtle and physical.
The cult of Shiva already had its roots in the pre-Vedic period. The Brahmans classified him under several aspects – SHIVA, the Lord of peaceful sleep, the god of dreams and unconsciousness, which returns strength to tired bodies, RUDRA, the Lord of tears, caused by the death of beloved ones, MAHESHVARA the Lord of Knowledge, the god whose intelligence controls the movements of the universe that it created, and that wise men call the Great GOD: the place that concentrates all individualities to make ONE Being, ONE thought. 💀🔱💀