from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Hindu mythology, the three-pointed or trident emblem of Siva; also used attributively: as, a trisul cross.
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Page 124 Other remains found in and near Ghantasala are an "ancient brass _dipa_, with a Telugu inscription and a small brass image of Siva" now in the temple, a "small _chakra_ and a _trisula_, each with pillar base."
Mixed with the earth were 164 lotus leaves and buds, two circular flowers, a trisula and a three-armed figure like a
These coins have one and all the same device on the obverse, -- a rude standing figure of the Raja holding the _trisula_ in his left hand, and a flower in the right.
_trisula_ the transition is easily traced, commonly surmounts the entrance to the pagodas depicted in the bas-reliefs -- in exactly the same manner as the Winged Globe adorns the lintel of the temples in Egypt and
Provinces are the Rajpasis or highest class, who probably were at one time landowners; the Kaithwas or Kaithmas, supposed to be descended from a Kayasth, as already related; the Tirsulia, who take their name from the _trisula_ or three-bladed knife used to pierce the stem of the palm tree; the Bahelia or hunters, and Chiriyamar or fowlers; the Ghudchadha or those who ride on ponies, these being probably saises or horse-keepers; the Khatik or butchers and Gujar or graziers; and the Mangta or beggars, these being the bards and genealogists of the caste, who beg from their clients and take food from their hands; they are looked down on by the other Pasis.
"Perhaps other transformations of the _trisula_ might still be found at