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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.
Prashant Lingam and Aruna Kappagantula travelled more than 15,000 kilometres and finally found their dream sofa, made from bamboo, in Katlamara village in the remote north-eastern Indian state of Tripura, close to the Indo-Bangladesh border.
To bhimiah tank in cascading system of pottiah tank lingam kunta tank in pedavegi (m) in w.
Mark is being assisted with his appeal by Newcastle law firm Sintons, whose specialist asbestos solicitor Raelene Lingam is leading the investigation.
Mark is being assisted in his appeal by Newcastle law firm Sintons, whose specialist asbestos solicitor Raelene Lingam is leading the investigation.
Identified as fast radio bursts (FRBs), astrophysicists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and, Manasvi Lingam at Harvard University, are hinting at a possibility that the waves are coming from alien technological origin.
Con metaforas inconspicuas y discretas alusiones, usando a la mitologia griega y abrahamica como atenuantes y, desde luego, vistiendo al impudico sanscrito con ropajes latinos: el lingam se pone una toga de membrum virile mientras que la vulvayoni se nubla como pudendum muliebre.
It is not certain when the temple was first erected on the site but experts believe the Shiva Lingam (black stone) at the temple is 2000 years old.
Twenty thousand devotees paid obeisance before the ice lingam today.
One popular legend is that Lord Shiva turned himself in the form of a Lingam for the first time on this night.
Chennai, March 9 -- New 'Spadiga Lingam to-be installed in Madurai Meenakshi Temple:Brought from Himalayas to replace the existing Lingam.
The Lingam which you can see has taken 15 years to complete in Dharampur and has been recorded in the Limca Book of Records as India's tallest Rudraksh Lingam," they added.