India has been a mystic country for centuries and still remains mystic as numerous human fellow beings were initiated in to becoming a realized Yogi. India and neighboring Tibet, China have produced realized yogis (sages, siddhas, saints, mystics and spiritual leaders). Shiva is referred to as the Adi Yogi or the First Yogi.
Shiva Linga: The Symbol for Shiva In Sanskrit, Linga means a 'mark' or a symbol, which points to an inference. Thus the Shiva Linga is a symbol of Lord Shiva - a mark that reminds of the Omnipotent Lord, which is formless. Shiva Linga speaks to the devotee in the unmistakable language of silence, and it is only the outward symbol of the formless being, Lord Shiva, who is the undying soul seated in the chambers of your heart, who is your in-dweller, your innermost self or 'Atman,' and who i
Shivling is considered to be the sign of love between Lord Shiva and his Wife Parvati. It is believed that when a couple worships the Shivling, their love life remains evergreen. A Shiva Lingam has three distinct parts which are considered as portions of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The Lower part represents Brahma, the middle Vishnu and the upper and the most prominent represents Shiva. Thus Shiva Lingam represents all the three powers in one- as the Param Braham or Supreme Shiva.