Lingam Linga, Shiva Linga, Ling or Shiva Ling, is an abstract or an iconic representation of the Hindu deity, Shiva. It is worshipped in many Shiva Temples. Did you know why it is regarded as the sacred symbol of Lord Shiva? Or What is the meaning of Shiva Linga?
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1. There is also some science behind Sivalinga/Shivalinga. Linga represents Cosmic Egg i.e. Brahmanda’ in Sanskrit who has no beginning nor end. It also shows the creation and destruction power of Lord Shiva.
2. Shivalinga consists of three parts.
- The Bottom
- Top part.
As per rituals and mythology, Brahma is at the bottom, Vishnu is at the middle part and Shiva is on the top.
3. According to a Danish scientist Neils Bohr Molecules are made of Atoms which are made of Proton, Neutron and Electron. They are the essential parts in composition of Shivalingam.
4. Did you know Shivaling was referred as ‘Prayapas’ by Romans? Or that later the Lingams were found in the archaeological findings in Babylon?
5. Another interesting facts is that more Lingam statues were found during excavation of Harappa and Mohan-ja-daro which have disclosed the existence of a highly evolved culture long before the Aryan’s immigration.
6. Swami Vivekananda himself described Lingam as symbol of Brahman. Most of the researchers also have confirmed this is not an imaginary invention.
7. It has nothing to do with male organ as ling in some context means The word ‘ling’ means ‘symbol’ or ‘sign.’ Shivalinga is based on a circular base known as Peedam which is found in all Shiva Temples.
8. Unmarried Women should not do Shiv Linga Puja. A shivling symbolizes the union of mind and soul. There is also a belief that Lord Shiva indulges in the most pure and ascetic form of meditation and unmarried women are prevented to touch Shivalinga to devoid of any and all forms of spiritual or carnal distraction.
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