The Shiva Linga is a symbol that represents Lord Shiva in Hinduism which considered as the most powerful of deities’ temples are built in his honor that includes a Shiva Linga, representing all the energies of the world and beyond.
In Sanskrit, Linga means a “mark” or a symbol, which points to an inference. Thus the Shiva Linga is a symbol of Lord Shiva: a mark that reminds of the Omnipotent Lord, which is formless.
The Shiva Linga is most often carved from stone. In Shiva Temples, they can be quite large, towering over devotees, though Lingum can also be small, close to knee-height.
Many are adorned with traditional symbols or elaborate carvings, though some are somewhat industrial looking or relatively plain and simple.
Jyotir-lingas: Found in Kedarnath, Kashi Vishwanath, Somnath, Baijnath, Rameswar, Ghrusneswar, Bhimshankar, Mahakal, Mallikarjun, Amaleshwar, Nageshwar, and Tryambakeshwar
There is a mysterious or indescribable power (or Shakti) in the Linga. It is believed to induce concentration of the mind and help focus one’s attention. That is why the ancient sages and seers of India prescribed Linga to be installed in the temples of Lord Shiva.
For a sincere devotee, the Linga is not merely a block of stone, it is all-radiant. It talks to him, raises him above body-consciousness, and helps him communicate with the Lord. Myth says Lord Ram worshiped the Shiva Linga at Rameshwaram. Rawana worshiped the golden Linga for its mystical powers.
Taking from these Hindu beliefs, the Shiva Lingam referenced by metaphysical disciplines refer to a specific stone. It is used as a healing stone, particularly for sexual fertility and potency as well as overall well-being, power, and energy.
Practitioners in healing crystals and rocks believe the Shiva Lingam to be among the most powerful.
Wonder what science and technology we had with our ancestors, which we could not understand till today? Of all the Shiva Lingas in India, a few stand out as holding the most importance.
The Kedarnath of Uttarakhand, the Kaleshwaram of Telangana, Kalahasti of Andhra Pradesh, Akhaseshwar of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram and finally the Rameswaram Temple have been built in the geographical straight line of or nearer to that of 79 ° E 41 ‘ 54 “Longitude.
All these temples represent the expression of gender in the 5 elements of nature, which we call the Pancha Tatwa (earth, water, fire, air and space are the Five Elements) in common language.
The five Shiva Lingas on the basis of five elements are Water is represented at Thiruvnanakwal Temple, the representation of the Fire is in Thiruvannamalai, Air is represented in Kalahasti, Earth is represented in Kanchipuram and in the Sky is represented at Chidambaram Temple. These five temples represent the wonderful mating of Vastu-Vigyan-Veda.