Shiva, represented by the Trishula, is an embodiment of strength and fortitude, one-pointed focus, and the power to destroy in a blink of an eye which then leads to transformation. Shiva can also be described as Consciousness itself, all-pervasive awareness. Shiva requires the energy of Shakti, represented by the mala beads here, for animation and embodiment. The large pendants have either black onyx or lapis lazuli stone inlays, and the small pendants are hand etched. The mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” is etched on the back in Sanskrit, calling forth the qualities of Shiva.