from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of lingam.
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- n. Alternative form of lingam.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The phallic symbol under which Siva is principally worshiped in his character of the creative and reproductive power.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as lingam.
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Luckily I kept the fact that my suitcase was slightly -over- the weight limit on the way here in mind and only bought a small Christmas present for my mother and a small but cool stone called a shiva linga, which is a stone gathered in a special yearly ceremony from the Namada River.
The latter, called lingaśarîra, is defined in more than one way, but it is expressly stated in the Kârikâs  that it is composed of "Buddhi and the rest, down to the subtle elements."
Three weeks ago, the Adi Sankara temple in Kalady, Kerala, his birthplace, suffered a grievous attack: thieves broke into the sanctum sanctorum and stole a precious emerald Siva linga, which is valued at over Rs
By 'linga' (inferential mark) we here understand clauses (vâkya) which contain a specific indication; for such clauses have, according to the Pûrva Mîmâmsâ, greater proving power than leading subject-matter (prakarana).
As a pair of nervous young girls sit to the right perhaps awaiting their turn, two standing priestesses bear witness as a third person holding a linga squats between the legs of a girl sitting on the ground.
At the end of some long and dark corridors stood the linga, a rounded phallic symbol periodically garlanded and anointed with oil and ghee.
In especially well-staffed temples, robed priests guarded the linga and stared expectantly at the tourists.
Hence every five years a linga pops up from the ground.
It is unique in the sense that it has a triple linga representing Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.
Case in point…our male-centric world is “linga crazy.”