(redirected from Sivalinga)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


 (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
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Tenders are invited for Providing retaining wall and drain at sivalinga puram (hillok area) in ward no.
There is some evidence to suggest that the temple dance was an offering and perhaps a celebration as Jayavarman VII offered two gold Natarajas to the sivalinga of Preah Khan.
I say it may be the most familiar because the sivalinga, a monolith worshiped as a form of Siva, is an example of this kind of anicon, as is one of the most pervasive and arguably important Buddhist temple forms, the stupa (4) However, there are many sites at which the monolithic anicon is neither a stupa nor a sivalinga.