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The 'Pasha' or Noose

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Endearing images that adorn Hindu art, architecture and iconography, from Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's Dancing with Siva. Illustrations by A Manivel.
The 'Pasha' or Noose

Pasha, tether or noose, represents the soul's three-fold bondage of 'anava, karma and maya.' Pasha is the all-important force or fetter by which God (Pati, envisioned as a cowherd) brings souls (pashu, or cows) along the path to Truth.

Reproduced with permission from the Himalayan Academy
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