Shiva Lingam Meanings

Key words: Kundalini activation, vitality and prana, spiritual transformation and rebirth, enlightenment, oneness with the All

Chakras: All

Elements: Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, Storm

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Number: 6

Shiva Lingam Crystal Healing Properties:

Shiva Lingams represent the unity of creation, they are the link between the earth and the universe. They are a powerful amplifier of the electromagnetic field of the body and stimulate the flow of energy in the body’s meridians. They raise kundalini energy and activate all the chakras strengthening and balancing the entire body. They help us to recognize what no longer serves us and to let go of those things which we may have outgrown. Traditionally they have been used to treat infertility in both men and women.

Shiva Lingam History and Uses:

Also called Bana Lingas, which in ancient Sanskrit means a “sign” or “symbol”, of the phallus of the Hindu God of Creation Shiva. These egg shaped two toned sacred stones represent the balance of male and female primeval powers of creation, symbolising the cosmic egg from which all of creation emerged. The reddish stripes, spots or rings represent the female aspect (wisdom) in the gray elongated shaped stone which represents the male aspect (knowledge), the yoni (feminine energy) is the seed which is fertilized to manifest the Divine creative power in Shiva’s dance which sustains the cosmos. Legend has it that the original Prithvililingam was made from sand by the Goddess Parvati to honour Shiva. The Shiva Lingams in the Hindu temples which formed naturally by the action of rolling in the holy Narmada River are called swayambus, other lingams are gathered once a year in a special ceremony and then polished and shaped by hand.

Shiva Lingam Geological Description:

Shiva Lingams are egg shaped crypto-crystalline quartz with inclusions of iron oxide and a hardness of 7. They are found in the holy Narmada River in western India. Geologists theorize that the iron oxide which makes up the red markings may have been impregnated into the river bed millions of years ago by a meteorite.

Affirmation: I give myself to the Divine with complete trust and utter devotion I ask to be remade and enlightened