Deep within the Narmada River in Westen India, one of India’s most holy of sites, lies a mystical treasure trove.
Within the Indian Hindu religion, shiva lingam are a sacred stone. Found exclusively at the bottom of the Narmada River, they are associated with the Hindu God Shiva. Within ancient Hindu tradition, it’s believed the Goddess Parvati hand-shaped a Shiva Lingam out of the sand, to represent both the divine male and female energies using it to worship Lord Shiva.
Shiva Lingam stones are a distinctive elongated egg shape thought to represent the cosmic egg of which all life has sprung. The name Lingam s translated from Sanskrit word linga meaning symbol.
Magical ingredients Shiva lingam are considered to be crystals. The stewy bed of the Narmada river is said to be riddled with the microscopic debris of a crashed meteorite touching down over 14 million years ago. The entire river, not only the stones, is considered to have healing attributes. Many from around the world make a Pilgrimage to the river in hopes of benefiting from its powers.
Shiva Lingam stones are Cryptocrystalline Quartz combined with Iron Oxide deposits and a mixture of Chalcedony, Agate, Basalt, and Jasper. They come in all many sizes and are especially sought out by Shaman and healers. Considered to be one of the most powerful of stones, Shiva Lingams have an incredibly strong connection to the original creation, giving them a powerful resonation with all elements including earth, wind, fire, and water.
Caring for a shiva lingam As with any other crystal, Shiva Lingam need to be cleansed and charged regularly. The first of these stones I purchased was intended for use in my Reiki sessions. Very quickly it proved itself to be a stone of extremely high vibration. Many Reiki practitioners consider this to be a superior stone when working on fertility issues. The energy I felt coming off the shiva lingam was almost tangible. After sessions that employ my shiva lingam, I use selenite bars to cradle it, cleansing and restoring its energy. I display it daily in my home and move it from room to as I see fit. It’s a wonderful stone for adding peace and harmony to any space it resides in.
Through the eyes of animals We hear about the energies and vibrations embodied in crystals and stones, but sometimes it’s difficult to truly grasp the reality of it. After all, seeing is believing. If we can’t see something with our own eyes we assume it doesn’t exist. Consider this story.
When I first brought my Texas Heeler puppies home, they were sweet, innocent bundles of fluffy goodness. They loved to rumble about the living room rug playing tug of war with their knotted chew toy.
One evening I noticed they were sitting quietly looking up at my cabinet across the room. They were staring at my shiva lingam stone. Their ears were perked up as they silently sat. Intrigued, I placed the large stone in the center of the rug for them to investigate. The stone was literally as big as they were at the time.
What happened next sent chills up my spine. Both puppies huddled around the stone almost as if they wanted to be absorbed into it. Each of them feverishly rubbed their cheeks against the sides of the stone. Their soft whimpers slowly grew into desperate whining. They began pawing at the stone, digging and trying to open it up. Suddenly one of them mustered up a howl! I was floored. What could I say or do? They were obviously seeing and experiencing something that I had no explanation for. I was forced to not only take the stone away but to temporarily hide it away in another room.
4 interesting attributes of the shiva lingam
1- The ability to not only cool the human body but to quickly absorb and redistribute heat as well. 2- The ability to immediately begin activating kundalini energy. 3- The ability to activate all of the chakras super boosting prana and vitality. 4- The ability to aid in the following ailments including depression, infertility, pregnancy, impotence, prostate disorders, reproductive organs and vitality.
“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion and respect to your own journey.” — s. Mcnutt
Shiva lingam awakens kundalini Kundalini, in Hinduism, is a form of divine feminine energy and consciousness believed to be coiled at the base of the spine. Kundalini is the source of our life force or chi. Kundalini can uncoil like a snake either gradually or explosively and is triggered by spiritual practices or life events. This type of spiritual awakening can be jarring and chaotic for those not ready for the experience. However, many aim for this as it’s considered the path to spiritual enlightenment. Awakening the kundalini energy offers the potential to radically shift one's negative patterns and delusions of a separate self.
Shiva lingam stones are one of the most powerful stones used for awakening kundalini energy through meditation and energy work. If you feel yourself drawn to a shiva lingam, you know it’s time for you to begin a deeper more focused path of realization and enlightenment.
Welcoming a shiva lingam into your life If you’d like to acquire one of these incredible stones you’ll want to be sure you research the shop you purchase from. Be sure you are purchasing an authentic article from a reputable dealer in genuine crystals. Shiva lingam are more challenging to come by than most other crystals, but not impossible to find. Shiva lingam are a wonderful addition to any crystal collection and it’s my hope that you'll consider exploring what these sacred stones have to offer.