The Shiva Lingam is an ancient symbol of primordial creative energy. The oval shape of the stone represents male energy, while the markings represent female energy.
Shiva Lingam stones are found close to the Narmada river in India and are carefully collected and polished.
Lingams may be used as symbols of worship, for healing, or as tools to balance one’s energy. Our small Shiva Lingams are fastened within a copper cage so they can be worn as a protective charm.
Siva has been getting worshiped in both anthropomorphic forms as well as in the form of Shivalinga, since ages, which has been depicted in simple column projecting out of the round base. The column basically stands for the male reproductive organ, where as its base represents the female reproductive organ.
Shiva Lingam on whole symbolizes the combination of Purusha as well as the Prakriti, which is also referred as the basis of the manifestation and creations. The columns are basically polished and cylindrical, but it is not necessary that it will be same in all conditions. It has also been observed that the Shiva Lingas, which are irregularly shaped. However, the Shiva Lingas are basically made up of stones. Worshiping Shiva lingas made up of glass or crystal is very common.
The Shiva Lingam of the Amernath temple is one of the most popular forms of lingas that naturally get formed with ice stalagmite in cave. Lingam holds several meaning in the Sanskrit language and linga sarira is one of the most popular meanings of it. In the Sanskrit grammar it has also been used for referring gender. It is also representation if the union of consciousness and energy of the supreme energy or the God. The lingas are either self formed or man-made. Natural formed is referred as Svayambhu or Banalingam. Be Hand crafted or nature delivered a shiv ling is always the best to be worshiped.
Mostly all places of pilgrimage abide near Lord Shiva. A shiva Kshetra is a land which is within the radius of hundred cubits of Shiva Linga. Land of Isha is very holy. It is the excellent of all holy places as there abide all the immortals and there are all the holy places. He who lives there becomes cleansed of all sins and goes to the heaven of Shangkara post death. Anything done in this land of Shiva has a multiple effect due to the greatness of Lord Shiva.