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Found only in the Narmada River in India, Lingams (also called Shiva Lingams or Bana Lingas) are a variety of cryptocrystalline quartz that is oval in shape and contains earthy hues, usually two-toned. In ancient Sanskrit, Shiva Lingam means a “sign” or “symbol”. These Lingams are gathered once a year in a special ceremony and then polished by hand.
The shape of the Shiva Lingam makes it a powerful energy generator appropriate for healing a unique tool for meditation and cleansing. The natural shaping and polishing process forms a very balanced ritual object that combines both masculine and feminine attributes, providing a unified vibration.
The Shiva Lingam is a stone of insight, allowing the user to recognize and let go of things (feelings, emotions, etc.) that no longer serve or have been outgrown. The lingam represents the center axis of life, connecting earth with universe.
Lingam is symbolic of the Divine Creative Manifestation. The Lingam shape is representative of the power of Shiva, the Lord of Creation, and the masculine creative energy. The markings, also known as the yoni, symbolize the feminine energy, the seed which is fertilized to manifest the creative power in the dance of the cosmos. Geologists theorize that the iron oxide, of which the yoni is composed, was impregnated in the river bed millions of years ago by a meteorite.
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|Physical and Metaphysical Properties for|
|PROPERTIES FOR STONE|
|Crystal Name:||Narmada River Lingam|
|Alternate Stone Name:||Shiva Lingam|
|Pronunciation:||ner-muhd-uh, shee-vuh, ling-guhm|
|Affirmation:||My physical, spiritual, and emotional bodies are unified.|
|Question:||Do you feel connected to the feminine aspect of yourself?|
|Astrological Sign:||Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)|
|Primary Chakra:||Root Chakra|
|Secondary Chakra:||All Chakras|
|STONE NAME INFORMATION TAGS|
|Color:||Brown, Tan (light brown)|
|Mineral Class:||Complex Silicate|
|Crystal System:||Cryptocrystalline Crystal System|
|Numerical Vibration:||Number 6|
|Chemical Composition:||SiO2, Silicon Dioxide with Iron and Magnesium Inclusions|
|Physical:||Back Problems and Pain, Fertility, Fluid Balance, Menopause, Prostate Health|
|Emotional:||Calming, Composure, Crying, Dispel or Release Negativity, Harmony, Reducing Stress or Tension, Surrender Ego, Tranquility|
|Spiritual:||Appreciation, Communication and Connecting with Higher Self, Connecting with Higher Realms, Cosmic Awareness and Consciousness, Creativity and Creative Expression, Dream Interpretation and Recall, Energy, Healing, Humility, Increases and Enhances Intuition, Karma, Meditation, Serenity, Spiritual, Surrender Ego|
|Extra Grade:||Beautiful combination of colors, opaque, < 10% matrix|
|A Grade:||Nice combination of colors, opaque, 10% - 25% matrix|
|B Grade:||Poor combination of colors, opaque, and/or > 25% matrix|
Posted on March 29, 2013
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