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  trisula

 

Thailand

In Buddhist temples the trisula or trident is a symbol for the Trairat. In Hinduism it is the weapon and symbol of the god Shiwa. In Thailand it is an attribute of Phra Narai (fig.). When portrayed in combination with a chakra, it is the escutcheon of the Chakri dynasty (fig.).