Though the representation of skulls in Hinduism is straightforward, Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism go a little deeper. Comparable to Hinduism, skulls are portrayed as a necklace around a deity. They are called munda malas. Instead of representing reduction or death, it signifies the Buddhist concept of emptiness.
Skull symbolism is the attachment of symbolic meaning to the human skull. The most common symbolic use of theskull is as a representation of death and mortality. Humans can often recognize the buried fragments of an only partially revealed cranium even when other bones may look like shards of stone.