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 (lĭng′gəm) also lin·ga (lĭn′gə)
n. Hinduism
A stylized phallus worshiped as a symbol of the god Shiva.

[Sanskrit liṅgam, mark, penis.]


(ˈlɪŋɡəm) or


1. (in Sanskrit grammar) the masculine gender
2. (Hinduism)
a. the Hindu phallic image of the god Siva
b. the penis
[C18: from Sanskrit]


(ˈlɪŋ gəm)

also lin•ga

(ˈlɪŋ gə)

(in popular Hinduism) a phallus, symbol of Shiva.
Compare yoni.
[< Skt liṅga mark, gender, phallus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lingam - the Hindu phallic symbol of Sivalingam - the Hindu phallic symbol of Siva  
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
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Now the Jains officially recognize all the Gods of the Hindu creed, as well as the Lingam and the Snake.
The 'Lingam' worshipped at this temple is believed to be 'swayambhu' (self-manifested), as opposed to various other lingams which are ritually established after an elaborate prayer ceremony.
They also have display products which are very appealing; tumbled stone bins,pedestals, pillows, light boxes,treasure chests, sphere and slab stands, and pendulum holders,along with a line of high quality Shiva Lingams from the Namada river of India.They enjoy a great reputation for quality.
The Lingams' followed the trail to Katlamara, a journey fraught with tension as the area was unsafe and they needed permission from the local authorities, including the army, to visit.