Hinduism - What Is A Linga? What Does Linga Mean In Sanskrit? How Does The Sacred Linga Symbolize Fertility And Creation In Hinduism?

 ("mark," "sign") Linga is the term for the pillar-shaped form of the deity Shiva, in addition to its literal meaning of any iconic sign.

The linga is frequently referred to as a "phallic" symbol because it represents Shiva as the power of generation itself, from which men and women draw their procreative energy.

The base (pitha) in which the shaft is put, which depicts the female reproductive organs, is an equally essential aspect of the linga's picture.

~Kiran Atma

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