The Real Story behind the Shiv Linga

One may ponder that as Lord Shiva is a Deity of Dissolution, why is He portrayed as private parts, phallus-birth section shape linga, Nandi and so forth that are identified with Creation? The appropriate response is that, as indicated by the Shaiva organization, the Deity in charge of Creation, Sustenance and Dissolution is Shiva alone. For a great many people, revere identified with Creation and Sustenance is less demanding than the love identified with Dissolution. Thus, in the Shaiva organization, Lord Shiva is likewise connected with Creation. In this article, we will clarify about Shiva lingam (Pindi, Shalunka) and Jyotirlinga.

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Shiva Lingam (Pindi)

A Shiv linga (pindi) is made of two emblematic parts — Shalunka (image of the section of birth) and the Phallus (image of the male sex organ) or lingam. There is no suggestive importance to the Shiva lingam, truth be told, the phallus juts out and does not embed as in sex. Ruler Shiva and Shri Parvati (Shiva’s Divine Energy, otherwise called Shakti) are viewed as the guardians of the world, and Lord Shiva dependably works with the assistance of Shakti. This does not imply that Lord Shiva is unfit; but rather to embrace any activity, Divine Energy is required. Consequently, both Lord Shiva and Shakti are loved together. Ruler Shiva’s emblematic lingam as a Shiva lingam or pindi speaks to the vitality of brilliance. The control structures of atomic reactors likewise have a shape like the lingam on the grounds that such a shape is the most grounded to contain high weights without disfiguring or tearing open.

Sorts of Shiv Lingam

1. Shiva Lingam arranged underneath the ground level (Swayambhu)

This sort of Shivling has huge measure of profound vitality, consequently, it is arranged inside the ground. Enthusiasts don’t have the ability to endure such high vitality. The Jyotirlinga Shivling Statue have the greatest measure of serious Shiva Principle in them; trailed by the Swayambhu Shivlings. These sorts of Shivlings are made because of the determination (sankalp) of Lord Shiva. The disclosure of such a Shiva lingam happens when lovers get a Divine motivation to search for it, and after the revelation its love starts.

2. Shiva Lingam arranged at the ground level

Shivlings of this sort are introduced by Sages or Kings. As far as the power of Shiva Principle, these have relatively lesser vitality than the Swayambhu and Jyotirlingas. Normal enthusiasts can persevere through the vitality radiating from it.

3. Shiv Linga arranged over the ground level

Such sorts of Shivlings are introduced all things considered by enthusiasts. The vitality in these Shivlings is the in particular the Shivlings; henceforth individuals can without much of a stretch bear it.


A linga is a portrayal of a question or a feeling; it is a portrayal of Lord Shiva.

The Shalunka (base of the linga)

Bhumi (Earth) is the eldest girl of King Daksha Prajapati (child of Lord Brahma). Aditi, Uttanpada, Mahi and Shalunka are her different structures. The name shalunka has establishes in the name Suvarnashankhini, on the grounds that ladies’ sexual organs take after the state of a conch. At the point when a ceremonial love of the shalunka is performed, it is similar to the love of the Matrudevi. The Shalunka has grooves on its inward side which are critical on the grounds that because of them, the sattva prevalent vitality produced in the pindi generally stays in the pindi and the gabhara (sanctum) of the sanctuary; while the damaging, tama dominating vitality, streams out from the wellspring of the shalunka.