Chola dynasty statue depicting Shiva dancing as Nataraja (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Chola dynasty statue depicting Shiva dancing as Nataraja (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

The lingam (also, linga, ling, Shiva linga, Shiv ling, Sanskrit लिङ्गं, liṅgaṃ, meaning "mark", "sign", "inference"  is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship in temples. Hindus consider the lingam as a mark or sign of the presence of Lord Shiva, who at his highest level is perceived as limitless and formless.

The lingam (also, linga, ling, Shiva linga, Shiv ling, Sanskrit लिङ्गं, liṅgaṃ, meaning "mark", "sign", "inference" is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship in temples. Hindus consider the lingam as a mark or sign of the presence of Lord Shiva, who at his highest level is perceived as limitless and formless.

Shivling is a sacred Hindu symbol of creation. Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of Shivling. Read this blog to know more about Shivling.

Shivling is a sacred Hindu symbol of creation. Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of Shivling. Read this blog to know more about Shivling.

When Lord Shiva slapped Robert Hansen - http://shriradhemaa.blogspot.in/2014/06/when-lord-shiva-slapped-robert-hansen.html - Shri Radhe Maa #RadheMaa   #ShriRadheMaa   #Shiva

When Lord Shiva slapped Robert Hansen - http://shriradhemaa.blogspot.in/2014/06/when-lord-shiva-slapped-robert-hansen.html - Shri Radhe Maa #RadheMaa #ShriRadheMaa #Shiva

This cosmic dance of Shiva is called ‘Anandatandava,’ meaning the Dance of Bliss, and symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, as well as the daily rhythm of birth and death. The dance is a pictorial allegory of the five principle manifestations of eternal energy — creation, destruction, preservation, salvation, and illusion.

This cosmic dance of Shiva is called ‘Anandatandava,’ meaning the Dance of Bliss, and symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, as well as the daily rhythm of birth and death. The dance is a pictorial allegory of the five principle manifestations of eternal energy — creation, destruction, preservation, salvation, and illusion.

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