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Aniconic representation of the Hindu god Shiva

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Lingam: Aniconic representation of the Hindu god Shiva
A lingam, sometimes referred to as linga or Shiva linga, is an abstract or aniconic representation of the Hindu god Shiva in Shaivism. The original meaning of lingam as "sign" is used in Shvetashvatara Upanishad, which says "Shiva, the Supreme Lord, has no liūga", liuga meaning he is transcendental, beyond any characteristic and, specifically the sign of gender. Lingam is regarded as the "outward symbol" of the "formless Reality", the symbolization of merging of the 'primordial matter' (Prakṛti) with the 'pure consciousness' (Purusha) in transcendental context. It is typically the primary murti or devotional image in Hindu temples dedicated to Shiva, also found in smaller shrines, or as self-manifested natural objects. It is often represented within a disc-shaped platform. It is usually shown with yoni – its feminine counterpart. Together, they symbolize the merging of microcosmos and macrocosmos, the divine eternal process of creation and regeneration, and the union of the feminine and the masculine that recreates all of existence. The lingam is conceptualized both as an emblem of generative and destructive power, particularly in the esoteric Kaula and Tantra practices, as well as the Shaivism and Shaktism traditions of Hinduism.

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RSS’ Mohan Bhagwat asks 'why look for Shivling in every mosque' amid Gyanvapi row | Oneindia News [Video]

RSS’ Mohan Bhagwat asks 'why look for Shivling in every mosque' amid Gyanvapi row | Oneindia News

Yesterday, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the Gyanvapi Masjid-Kashi Vishwanath temple dispute involves some issues of faith and the court's decision should be accepted by all. #GyanvapiRow..

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DU’s Hindu College professor Ratan Lal arrested for post on Gyanvapi ‘Shivling’ | Oneindia News [Video]

DU’s Hindu College professor Ratan Lal arrested for post on Gyanvapi ‘Shivling’ | Oneindia News

Last night, police said that an associate professor with Delhi University, Ratan Lal was arrested over a social media post referring to claims about a 'Shivling' found inside Varanasi's Gyanvapi mosque..

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Gyanvapi Mosque Row: SC directs 'Shivling' be preserved but Muslims can offer namaz |Oneindia News [Video]

Gyanvapi Mosque Row: SC directs 'Shivling' be preserved but Muslims can offer namaz |Oneindia News

Hearing a petition filed by the Hindu Sena in the Supreme Court of India after a shiv ling like structure was found on the premises of the Gyanvapi mosque, the apex court of India has directed the..

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AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi says 'no shiv ling' inside Gyanvapi mosque |Oneindia News [Video]

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi says 'no shiv ling' inside Gyanvapi mosque |Oneindia News

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has asserted that there was no Shiv Ling inside the pond, and the structure was a fountain. #AsaduddinOwaisi #Gyanvapi #ShivLing

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Gyanvapi Mosque: Shiv Ling found inside a pond during survey | Oneindia News [Video]

Gyanvapi Mosque: Shiv Ling found inside a pond during survey | Oneindia News

The video survey of the Gyanvapi mosque has revealed that there is a Shiv ling in the pond inside the mosque. #Gyanvapi #Varanasi #KashiVishwanath

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