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Old 28th February 2018, 02:58 PM   #1
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Hi! Everyone,

I found this handle in the Solingen museum in Germany. Anybody has an idea of the name of the three head arrow hold in the right hand? Subsequently any idea who this god/rakshasa/hero is?
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Old 28th February 2018, 03:43 PM   #2
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Ravana?!
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Old 28th February 2018, 04:13 PM   #3
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I don't recall having seen a three-pointed arrowhead before. Keep in mind, this may well be merely creative license on the part of the maker.
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Old 28th February 2018, 05:48 PM   #4
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I'm not certain, though i'd image that the snake he appears to be holding in his left hand that drapes around his neck is as important symbolically as the arrow he holds in his right.
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Old 28th February 2018, 06:25 PM   #5
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Probably intended as representative of Siwa (Shiva).

Lots of info on this on the net, google "trishul" + "Lord Shiva"

In Jawa we call this 3 blade weapon a trisula.

Other deities can also bear it, but it is usually associated with Siwa, mainstream Hindu:- Lord Shiva.

The Puranas say that Lord Shiva should be wearing snakes when he is represented in art, in more recent times it is usually just one snake around his neck, and usually three coils around the neck.

The interpretation of the symbolism in both these things --- the trisula and the serpent --- varies. Spend a few hours with google and make up your own mind. Try to hit sites dealing with the Hindu belief system, there are a lot of misleading comments and peculiar opinions floating around.

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Old 28th February 2018, 08:27 PM   #6
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Shiva .... great hilt
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Old 1st March 2018, 10:29 AM   #7
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Thank you all,

If it intends to represent Shiva the snake then would be vasuki and the "arrow" could simply be a trisula. Looking on internet I came across one arrow and a trisula which looks alike the one of the hilt.
Unfortunately they are only designated under a description of what they are. Just for our culture please find them here under
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Old 1st March 2018, 05:18 PM   #8
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These two links will clarify the symbolism of Shiva + serpent and Shiva + trishul.

In Jawa & Bali the trishul becomes the trisula, and Vasuki becomes Basuki.

https://www.templepurohit.com/lord-...nd-neck-vasuki/

https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/tr...religion-187046
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