In life, we are churned through different challenges and obstacles that we face. The ultimate intention is to realise our higher consciousness by learning through these tests. Our physical self churns through the daily grind of life like the mount mandara in the story of samudra manthan. Vishnu is the symbolic eternal dharma that forms the base of all realisations. The jewels are our good qualities that are finally revealed and the gifts we get when we successfully face the test and the poison is the negativity that comes out has to be dissolved in the throat of wisdom by our higher consciousness and is personified by Shiva