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What is d meaning of SHIVLING ?

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Asked by karan, 08 Dec '07 07:42 pm
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Ling of Shiva
Answered by peekay first, 08 Dec '07 07:46 pm

 
  
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What is d meaning of SHIVLING
Answered by Durgesh, 13 Jun '09 03:58 pm

 
  
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"Sign" or "mark" of anything
Answered by Naseer Malik, 19 Jun '08 04:40 pm

 
  
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Linga is sex and Shivling is the sex of Shiv and the whole thing represents the symbol of creation.
Answered by bhabani das, 08 Dec '07 07:47 pm

 
  
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"Shivalinga is the most prevalent icon of Shiva, found in virtually all Shiva temples. It is a rounded, elliptical, aniconic image, usually set on a circular base, or peetham. The lingam is the simplest and most ancient symbol of Shiva, especially of Parasiva, God beyond all forms and qualities. The Peetham represents Parashakti, the manifesting power of God. Lingas are usually of stone (either carved or naturally existing, swayambhu, such as shaped by a swift-flowing river), but may also be of metal, precious gems, crystal, wood, earth or transitory materials such as ice. According to the Karana Agama (6), a transitory Shivalinga may be made of 12 different materials: sand, rice, cooked food, river clay, cow dung, butter, rudraksha beads, ashes, sandalwood, darbha grass, a flower garland, or molasses."

Furthermore, there are instances in Hindu lore where a rock or pile of sand has been used by heroic personages as a Lingam or symbol of Shiva. For example, Arjuna fashioned a lingam ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 08 Dec '07 07:47 pm

 
  
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Shivling come from two words that is 'Leen' and 'Gati'. 'Leen' means 'dissolve' and 'Gati' means 'grow'. It means man should dissolve (Leen) in Shiva and then he should grow (Gati).
Answered by Abraham Bahar, 08 Dec '07 07:46 pm

 
  
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Shivaling is the symle of nirnkar aimighty. who is known as god
Answered by krish, 08 Dec '07 07:46 pm

 
  
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A sembol for god !
Answered by purushotam garg, 08 Dec '07 07:46 pm

 
  
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Bhagwan shiv ke prateek
Answered by ashok paricha, 08 Dec '07 07:45 pm

 
  
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Lingam, a general term for a sacred symbol of Shiva;
Shivling (Garhwal Himalaya), a mountain in Uttarakhand, India
Kishtwar-Shivling, a mountain in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 08 Dec '07 07:43 pm

 
  
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