Muneeswarar, who is also referred to as
Manishvara, is a
Hindu-Tamil deity, whose name is a
compound of the word Mani, which means ‘Saint’, and the name ‘Ishvara’,
a title given to
such, he is considered a form of Shiva and his weapon is accordingly a trident (trisula).
In temples, usually
lemons are placed upon
the prongs, as seen here on two of the three.
They are medium or
go-between of the gods, used to eradicate ominous spirits and ghosts, as
well as bad things.