The Shivalingam is a substantial stoopa-like structure, an object of worship equivalent to the great Lord Shiva Himself. The one that you see on this page is 21” in total length, the lingam itself amounting to more than a third of it.
A wispy snake hugs the Shivalingam at the base, with its long serpentine body. It positions itself at the very centre in the front and raises its hood as if to strike the intruder when they are least expecting it. The snake is an integral element of Shaivite iconography. Its long tail trails along the open mouth of the flat base upon which the Shivalingam rises.
Sculpted from jet black marble, this Shivalingam is a serious object of worship destined for the home of the serious devotee. There are three leaf structures embossed on the head of the Shivalingam. Along the back climbs another snake, the hood of which is discernible from above the curve.
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