Significance Of Shivling:-
The lingam of the Shaivism tradition is a short cylindrical pillar-like symbol of Shiva, made of stone, metal, gem, wood, clay or precious stones. According to Encyclopædia Britannica, the lingam is a votary aniconic object found in the sanctum of Shiva temples and private shrines that symbolizes Shiva and is “revered as an emblem of generative power”. It often is found within a lipped, disked structure that is an emblem of goddess Shakti and this is called the yoni. Together they symbolize the union of the feminine and the masculine principles, and “the totality of all existence”, states Encyclopædia Britannica.
According to Alex Wayman, given the Shaiva philosophical texts and spiritual interpretations, various works on Shaivism by some Indian authors “deny that the linga is a phallus”. To the Shaivites, a linga is neither a phallus nor do they practice the worship of erotic penis-vulva, rather the linga-yoni is a symbol of cosmic mysteries, the creative powers and the metaphor for the spiritual truths of their faith. For example, according to Swami Sivanand, the corelation of the linga and phallus is wrong; the Lingam is only the external symbol of Lord Shiva’s formless being. He further states that it is the light or power of consciousness, manifesting from.
.Brass Idol Of Shivling
Clean Gently with a sponge dipped in a non caustic soapy water. and let it set dry. Do not rub to dry.
Wash with plain water and wipe off with dry cloth.