This stone holds within it the feeling of unity and duality.
On one hand you see the masculine part of the stone within its phallic shape, and the feminine as well in the egg shape, and in the beauty of the markings on the stones.
The stone as a whole recognizes that they are one, yet they are each a separate entity within the one. Its vibration has a different action depending on where you place it.
What is the meaning of the shape of Shiva Lingam?
- These stones are deliberately made into the well-known phallic shape, as this shape has a specific meaning.
- This shape is symbolic of the phallus of the Hindu God Shiva, and of his union with his consort Kali.
- Within the form of the stones, there is also the shape of the cosmic egg, out of which all creation has emerged.
- This therefore makes these stones encompass both the male and female, and their union, within the one sacred object.
- Hindu tradition speaks of the Goddess Parvati, who shaped a Shiva Lingam out of sand then worshiped Lord Shiva.
ATTRIBUTES: Lingam is a combination stone, created from chalcedony, agate, jasper, quartzite, and mineral impurities, and is known for its characteristic rounded tube-shaped smooth finish. Lingam Stones found in the Narmada River located in India, are polished and elliptically shaped as the result of natural river tumbling. Lingam Stones have distinctive banding of red, maroon, and brown color patterns of iron oxide and other mineral deposits. Lingam stones are also referred to as Banalinga, Banashivalingas, and Shiva Lingam. Some speculate Lingam stones are originally from the crash site debris field of a meteorite approximately 14 million years ago.
Lingams are view upon as a type of sacred stone symbolic of the powers of Shiva in the Hindu culture. These river stones represent divinity and have traditionally been used for rituals, in temples, and on altars. As a sacred river stone, Lingams are thought to have regenerative powers that resonate with energies representing creation, the flow of time, movement, and purification. Lingam Stones are wonderful support stones for those interested in offering their services to others and the community as a whole. Lingam resonates with the vibrations of gratitude and respect for the physical body and all of its innumerable life supportive, and self-healing processes. Lingam’s grounding vibrations allow one to connect with opportunities that come flowing, and sometimes tumbling, onto our path. Lingam stones with their banded markings remind us of time management accountability. Lingam Stones offer the opportunity to pause, appreciate and if necessary, evaluate how we spend the precious energetic resource of our time and attention.
HEALING: Lingam is a wonderful crystal tool for restoring balance and overall general well-being. Lingam may be used to balance the fluids of the body, seek relief from back pain, and help with spinal alignment. Lingam may also be used for reproductive health, menopausal symptoms, fertility issues, and for prostrate health.