Lingams are oval shaped stones found in a village called Onkar Mandhata in India that is situated at the junction of rivers Kaveri and Narmada. A lingam represents the phallus of the Hindu lord Shiva and the celestial egg from which all living creatures were created.
Shiva Lingam - Symbolism
Lingam symbolizes love in all its forms as it is a representation of the blissful unification of male and female souls. It also signifies self-esteem, self-respect and dignity, which eventually make us spread the selfless love to others. With a lingam, one can understand the essence of true love by experiencing the godliness attached to it.
Lingam stones – chemical composition
The lingam stone found in the Narmada valley, which is considered to be a holy place in India, has a chemical composition of Silica (SiO2) with some other chemicals like magnesium and iron. It is a mixture of other stones like agate, quartz and basalt.
Villagers of Mandhata collect these stones and polish them finely by making use of butter or ghee. The final lingam, which is polished till it becomes smooth, has two colors- beige and brown.
Lingams - energy matters
A misconception that exists among people is that lingams are carved into egg shapes by people who collect the silicates. But the reason behind the shape is said to be the water currents of river Narmadha. Lingam is considered to have the combined energy in all its forms - earth, fire, air and water.
Advantages of Lingam
Using a lingam will increase these energies around us. It also controls the yin and yang energies of body systems. It would help in the betterment of one’s health. The energy that exists within the lingam can help to:
Increase one’s physical strength:Lingam helps in concentrating the energy of the body into one centre, which in turn increases the bodily energy of a human being.
Enable transformation of inner soul: It is also said to cause a transformation of people from within as it stagnates the vibrating energy around us and paves a way out for negative energy from the body.
Revitalize chakras: The charkas inside our bodies, which are basically the points of energy, are said to be charged with the use of lingam stones.
Promote unity:Lingam is considered to have powers to bring people together even at times of separation. It can be between spouses, between a parent and a child or between siblings.
Enable healing: Lingam stones have a scientific significance as they contain some energy altering properties. They are said to be useful in treating of infertility in women and impotency in men, besides being useful for charging inner energy. JumboBay can help you acquire appropriate lingam stones.