The snake coiled around thrice …. #lordshiva #time #mythology

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Lord Shiva is often shown with a snake curled three times around His neck. The three coils of the snake symbolize the past, present and future ; time in the cycle of life. The snake looking in the right direction of Lord Shiva signifies that the Lord’s perpetual laws of reason and justice preserve natural order in the universe. The snake is believed to be the Vasuki Naga, a deadly cobra. The Lord wearing the deadly snake like an ornament signifies that He is independent of time and death and as a matter of fact, is in control of the time. Lord Shiva is also known as Pasupatinath, the lord of all creatures and as another story goes, it is believed that once when the snake species was in danger, they approached Lord Shiva for Shelter. Lord Shiva gave them shelter by letting them stay in Kailasa. But due to cold weather, the snakes used to approach Lord Shiva for warmth of Body. Thus, He as a protector used to wear these snakes as an ornament to provide warmth to them. Being a Lord of the animals, He also has a complete control on their behavior. Since a snake is one of the most feared and dangerous animals in the world, the garland of snakes around the neck firmly establishes this fact that even the snakes fear Him and remain under His control. The snake stands for all passions and desires and by wearing the snakes around his neck, Lord Shiva conveys the message to all his devotees that He has overcome all desires and is in full control of Prakriti, or maya and its various machinations. The snake also stands for all the evil and demonical nature in the world. By wearing the snake around his neck, Lord Shiva gives us the assurance that no evil can touch us or destroy us once we surrender to him, seek his protection and worship him with deep devotion.! πŸβœ¨πŸ‘πŸ•‰πŸ’€πŸ”±βŒ›οΈπŸ“ΏπŸŒ·πŸ”†πŸšπŸŒΏπŸŒ€πŸŒΊπŸŒ™πŸŽ¨πŸ”πŸ””πŸπŸ™πŸ»βœ¨ artist @jagritimishra12

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