Hinduism is deep rooted in the practice of Yoga and meditation. According to Hinduism, Yoga refers to the integration or union of a person’s own consciousness with the Supreme Reality or in other words Cosmic Consciousness.
Yoga was one of the greatest gifts provided by the worship of Lord Shiva to the world and received by people from all walks of life amidst diversity. According to Yogic tradition, Lingam is a perfect ellipsoid. The first form of creation is an ellipsoid. Apparently the final form before dissolution is also a Lingam. Modern cosmologists are of the view that the core of every galaxy is in the form of ellipsoid. Yoga always maintains that the first and final form is a Lingam. If a person meditates, his/her energies will naturally take the form of Lingam. As the first and final form before dissolution is also a Lingam, Lingam is considered as a gateway to the beyond.
In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is considered as the Supreme Truth. It is said that the Supreme Being appeared before Lord Brahma and Vishnu in the form of a ‘pillar of fire’, which had no end and beginning. This mention can be found in Puranas like Brahmanda purana, Shiva purana & Linga Purana. It is one among the many symbols of the Brahman, the Supreme. So the linga form of Shiva also signifies the column of bright light. That linga was surrounded by thousands of flames and hot like fire of death. Without any beginning and end, that was free from decay and growth.
Also known as Lingodbhava, the Linga Purana also supports this interpretation of lingam as a cosmic pillar, symbolizing the infinite nature of Shiva. According to Linga Purana, the lingam is a complete symbolic representation of the formless Universe Bearer – the oval shaped stone is resembling mark of the Universe and bottom base as the Supreme Power holding the entire Universe in it.! ⛰✨🌿👁🌀🕉🌲⛰✨🙏🏻 Om Namah Shivaya 🙏🏻👁⛰🌀⌛️🔱🔔🐍💀🌙⛰🕉🌀🙏🏻✨ 📸 @punitmishra22@firstname.lastname@example.org