NARMADESWAR BANA LINGA- A NATURAL SHIVALINGA STONE
Sits on a stained custom hardwood stand and surrounded by 4 smaller natural Shivalinga stones.
This is a fine and rather large example of the sacred stones venerated as representatives of Lord Shiva.
Probably from the Narmada River in the mountains of Mandhata, a holy place of pilgrimage in India
The term lingam is sometimes used synonymously for shivalingam, a specific type of icon or altar representing Shiva. The Lingam (also, Linga, Shivalinga Sanskritlngam, meaning "mark" or "sign") is a symbol for the worship of the Hindu deity Shiva. The use of this symbol for worship is an ancient tradition in India extending back at least to the early Indus Valley civilization.
Dimensions: 9 ¾ inches high
Circumference of 16 ¾ inches