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What Does the Shiva Linga Really Mean to Hindus?

Shiva Linga: The Symbol for Shiva In Sanskrit, Linga means a 'mark' or a symbol, which points to an inference. Thus the Shiva Linga is a symbol of Lord Shiva - a mark that reminds of the Omnipotent Lord, which is formless. Shiva Linga speaks to the devotee in the unmistakable language of silence, and it is only the outward symbol of the formless being, Lord Shiva, who is the undying soul seated in the chambers of your heart, who is your in-dweller, your innermost self or 'Atman,' and who i

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To explain the shape of the lingam, a Baana linga is egg-shaped and is meant to show that Ishvara has neither beginning nor end. The Lingobhavamurti is said to be the prime manifestation of the form of the formless, which Shiva is said to have manifested exactly at midnight on Shivaratri. This is why everyone stays up until midnight and then worships that form during the Shivaratri festival. A representation of the Lingobhavamurti can often be found in a niche on the outside wall of the…

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India has been a mystic country for centuries and still remains mystic as numerous human fellow beings were initiated in to becoming a realized Yogi. India and neighboring Tibet, China have produced realized yogis (sages, siddhas, saints, mystics and spiritual leaders). Shiva is referred to as the Adi Yogi or the First Yogi.

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Om Namah Shivaya mantra leads us to the highest state of meditation and inner peace.

Shiva is nirgun. If you ever feel sad or dejected just say "I am Shiva and so I can't be sad. My innate state is to stay happy all the time in Sat-Chit-Anand or forever blissful."

Maha Shiv Raatri is a celebration of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati’s wedding. Devi Parvati performed intense tapasya for a long period of time in order to attain Lord Shiva in marriage. Though many attempted to discourage her from her path of devotion onto him, her divine Love remained unshakable. She was fully surrendered to him in mind, soul, and heart; and this is what pleased the perfect Lord Shiva. :)The spiritual path to God is not an easy one, nor is it a fast one. We bow to Devi Parv