What is the Meaning of Shivalinga and its associated beliefs
Shivalinga – Due to the absence of information and knowledge, some people confuse others that Shivalinga is one part of the male body while this is not true. India’s culture and civilization is among the oldest cultures of the world, and in many mythological texts, it is found that the Culture, civilization, language of India was very advanced.
Since more than 3,500 years, the Sanskrit language is the primary literary language of the Hindu religion, and in addition to the main language of most of the Hindu philosophy, some of the major books of Buddhism and Jainism are in Sanskrit.
Region, civilization, culture plays an important role in the development of language. The language also gives a glimpse of the culture and civilization of many countries around it and the same can be seen in the language of neighboring countries.
In the Chinese language, the meaning of the Ling is ‘soul, inner mind’, in Sanskrit language Ling means ‘symbol’ which is the essence of many inclusive things and emotions.
Similarly, ShivaLinga means “The sign of Shiva” or ‘Shiva’s symbol’ which reminds us of Shiva. Shiva, which is omnipresent, is formless, is in the heart of every devotee, which is the same for all, it is your place of residence, your innermost or self-esteem.
Shivalinga communicates with the devotee in the language of silence. The ancient Hindu texts “Ling Purana” say that the most important Ling is devoid of odor, color, taste, etc., and it is known as Prakrit or Nature.
After the Vedic period, Ling becomes a symbol of the origin of Lord Shiva and his power. Ling is like an egg and represents the universe.
The Ling indicates that the creation is influenced by the union of the male and female forces of nature and of the male nature. It is also a symbol of truth, knowledge, and infinite – truth, knowledge and infinite.
Ling is thought to focus and stimulate the concentration of mind, there is a mysterious or ineffable power in it.
And that is why since ancient times, it was established by the multidisciplinary people of India, the sages-monks in Shiva’s temples, and since then this has become a tradition .
Today for devotees Linga is no stone piece, but it‘s the symbol of holy power, at the top, because ling shows its path, body-consciousness arises, helps to communicate with Shiva.
The scholar Ravana had worshiped Golden Ling to get the stealthy powers and Lord Rama worshiped Shiv Ling in Rameshwaram before making a bridge to Lanka.