The central field of this prayer cloth is prominently occupied by the symbol 'Aum' in a circular frame resembling a sun. All around this are smaller versions of the same, like planets around the sun. Coming back to the symbol, we find the syllable Aum in the magical formulas contained in the Vedas and in the philosophical aphorism of the Upanishads. 'Aum' helps the faithful to concentrate their thoughts and bring peace and serenity to their hearts as they prepare to meditate.
The two ends of the pure cloth are occupied by the image of Shiva, tenderly holding his consort by the shoulder and his son lovingly in the other arm. Shiva may be known as the destroyer in the Hindu trinity, but he has the benign face of a family man who rejoices in the company of his wife and children. Shiva is shown with all his attributes replete with the serpents and his third eye. Parvati looks a picture of beauty and grace, holding a lotus in her hand. Her son Ganesha holds a lotus too and raises the other hand in the varada mudra.
This description by Kiranjyot.