Shiva lingam embodies wisdom of the deities brought to earth. It symbolizes unity dualities and manifesting the creative force. Shiva Lingam are a sacred stone of the Indian Hindu religion, that will intensify the vitality and level of pranic energy within your body. To improve your overall health these stones are powerful as they stimulate the energy system of the entire body, and will aid an overall improvement in your health and wellbeing. Its vibration has a different action depending on where you place it. 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. These stones come from only one place, the Narmada River in Western India, one of India's most holy sites. The villagers gather the stones from the river and hand polish them so that they are a smooth rounded shape. Their colors vary, but they are all a tan color with various brown, red or grey stipes, spots or patches on the stones. The word 'Lingam' comes from the Sanskrit word for symbol, as these stones are a symbol of Lord Shiva. These stones are an integral part of their worship practices, and have been for hundreds of years. Shiva Lingam encourage you to see the uniqueness of yourself, and spiritually, to see that each of you are part of the whole, yet you are separate individuals within the whole. The crown chakra is where we connect to the Higher Self and this stone encourages your direct connection to the Higher self. These stones are deliberately made into the well-known 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. While some Shiva Lingam stones occur naturally, many of the stones are hand polished and shaped by the people who live in this area. 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 worshipped Lord Shiva. Within the temples there are beautiful Shiva Lingam stones that have occurred naturally in this shape, and they are particularly sacred to the devotees.
Shiva Lingam necklace