Man has collected stones since the beginning of time, and assumed that certain ones were containers of the life force with all its mystery. The Shiva Lingam is such a stone. It has been highly venerated and used extensively throughout history for both worship and ritual.
The Shiva Lingam is one of the most sacred icons of the ancient as well as modern world. These Lingams come only from the Narmada River in the central western region of India.
Accessible only during the dry seasons, these stones are collected from the river bed by only a few families who have been trained in the way to identify only the most special pieces. The stones are hand polished and sometimes sealed with a mixture of waxes and oils, according to formulas handed down from generation to generation within each family.
Shiva Lingams are said to have a supreme ability to hold vibrational force and power. The density of the Shiva Lingam is close to emerald. The red markings you see on the stones are the meteorite material and are considered spiritually auspicious.
Traditionally, the stones are set in an upright position in a base called a Yoni. The Yoni is a symbol of the female principle, the source of the womb of all creation and movement.
We carry Shiva Lingams in a variety of sizes:
Pocket Stones: 1” – 1 ½” for pockets, pouches, & pendants
Holding Stones: 2” – 2.5” the perfect size for holding in the palm of your hand
Personal Care Stones: 3” – 3.5” good for massage, medicine wheels, laying on of stone healing, etc.
Meditation Stones, Room Stones, Habitat Stones: 4” or larger, and depending on the size of the area and other factors will help you in deciding the proper size Shiva Lingam for you.
Crystal Heart Books is pleased to carry a variety of smaller sizes and a few larger one, with 1 Extra Large one.
Currently, we have a large selection of Shiva Lingams in all the smaller sizes and a host of individual ones like those featured in the photo in our Website. The smallest in this photo is 3” to the largest at 19” upright.
President – Crystal Heart Books
Stop by Crystal Heart and check out our awesome collection & beautiful selection of this stone.
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