Pinaki (Pinaka)

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Another name for Siva, meaning He who hollds the bow called #Pinaka.

Pinaka was formerly the three-forked spike of Siva. Once it fell down from the hands of Siva and on falling down took the shape of a bow. From then onwards it was used as a bow.


See under Pasupata. (Chapter 38. Sabha Parva Chapter 141, Anusasana Parva; Chapter 289. Santi Parva).




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