men's shiva om necklace, made with a strong stainless steel ball chain, and double sided white brass shiva om pendant. each necklace measures approximately 30" inches in length with a ball chain clasp closure and can easily be adjusted to desired length with wire cutters or shears. shiva pendant measures 1.25" inch.
shiva is often referred to as the god of the yogis, self-controlled and celibate, while at the same time a lover of his spouse shakti. he is responsible for change both in the form of death and destruction, and in the positive sense of destroying the ego, the false identification with form. this includes the shedding of old habits and attachments. destruction opens a path for a new creation of the universe, and the destruction associated with shiva has great purifying power. as truth, goodness, and beauty, shiva represents the most essential goodness, and his name is believed to have strong purification power and offer protection. in shiva, the art of meditation takes its most formless essence. he represents the letting go of the world of form, and his path is one of the ascetic yogi.
this design originally listed 11/2017.