Related to Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu
stands for the five elements and eternity. These elements are Earth,
Air, Fire, Water, and Aether. Lord Vishnu issued the Omkara or the
primordial sound Aum through His conch.
Discus (Sudarshana Chakra) it
means a wheel or force field.It is
also the symbol of the mind.
It was made by Lord Shiva and gifted to Lord Vishnu as a token of
love. The story of Lord Vishnu's most excellent devotion to Lord
Shiva is relayed in a story where Lord Vishnu offered a thousand
lotuses to Lord Shiva every day. One day in order to test the sincerity
of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva hid one of the lotuses. When Lord Vishnu
discovered that He was one lotus short, in order to complete his
vrata he plucked one of his eyes out and offered it to Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva became highly pleased and gifted Sudarshana Chakra to
Mace (gada) symbolizes
is the symbol of the cosmos. It is also the symbol of purity &
transcendence. Lotus rests on water but it does not touch it.
Primal Serpent (Sheshanag)
Lord Vishnu sits on the shesh-naag which represents the desire of
consciousness in humankind.
Lord Vishnu's Vehicle.
Flute (murali) symbolizes
divine music. It is the call from the Lord, inviting every creature
to His abode. Lord Krishna is the ideal of divine love, the God
of love. The flute also sysmbolizes a human heart, which is made
hollow (ie. free from wordly thoughts). Only such heart qualifies
to become a flute for the God of love to play upon. When the heart
is not empty, ie. it is occupied with thoughts pertaining to worldly
pains and pleasures, there is no scope for divine love.
Peacock's feathers (Mor-pankh) are
a symbol of beauty and knowledge.