Significance of Shiva Linga
Shiva Linga is elliptical in shape, only half the ellipse is visible
to us, showing that this created world is only a part of God and there
is much more to Him beyond this created world. An ellipse is but another
form of a circle, when the centre of the circle separates into two.
When a circle becomes bifocal an ellipsiod is formed. It can then be
said that when the perfect circle is split into two an ellipsiod is
formed yet retaining some of the perfection of the circle.
circle neither has a beginning nor end . The distance from the centre
of the circle to the surface is always the same. therefore the split
circle or the ellipse represents the Shiva-Shakti tattva. Shiva Linga
stands as a sign of this. If you see a flame in the lamp, it is similar
to the Linga form, Shiva is that light without a beginning or end. He
is that glorious eternal light and a Linga represents that.
‘Sphatika’ (crystal) Linga has no light of its own but perfectly reflects
what ever light falls on it . Shiva is that formless, colourless, unmanifest
who contains everything in Him. On a larger scale, if you see the sky,
it forms a giant Shiva Linga, the whole universe is in a giant Shiva
Linga. The earth’s horizon, looks like the shiva Linga. Our planets
and even comets move in ellipses and even the electrons in atoms move
in ellipses around the nucleus which is positively charged. Thus this
positivity and negativity exist everywhere. A seed of any given, fruit,
flower or vegetable is in the form of a Shiva Linga. It is from this
seed that the great tree grows. Shiva contains the whole universe in
Him which sprung from Him.
Sri-Chakra, the dot in the centre represents Bindu, and Bindu stands
for Shiva where as Nada stands for Shakti. Sri Chakra speaks of the
union between Nada and Bindu. Shiva being the Bindu, the first triangle
enclosing the Bindu and the Bindu itself forms the Shiva Linga. The
Love, energy that flow from it is what we gather at the time of Abhisek
of the Shiva Linga . The three sides of the triangle are the Iccha Shakti,
Gyana Shakti and Kriya Shakti which are used to start creation.
Shivaya Guravennamaha....On Namah Shivaya