Endearing images that adorn Hindu art, architecture and iconography, from Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's Dancing with Siva
. Illustrations by A Manivel.
Sivalinga is the ancient mark or symbol of God. This elliptical stone is a formless form betokening Parashiva, That which can never be described or portrayed. The 'pitha,' pedestal, represents Siva's manifest 'Parashakti' (power).
Reproduced with permission from the Himalayan Academy
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