Narmadeshwar Shiva Lingams

 

Narmadeshwar Shiva Lingams are found only in one place on the ENTIRE planet. Central India on the banks of the Narmada River. They are composed of cryptocrystalline quartz and have the highest frequency or vibration of any stone on the planet! They are formed by the action of the river into natural egg-shapes. They are gathered by certain families (who hold the "right" to do this...which is passed down through the generations). The stones are then polished with mud , dung and natural oils until they have a smooth finish. The egg- shaped stone, itself, represents the pure consciousness of Shiva and the markings on the stone represent the active aspect of Shakti.Together, they represent the union of Shiva and Shakti. They are an "aniconic" worship form (abstract) and can be a way of transitioning between murtis and the formless. The Lingam is considered to be the "form of the formless".