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Neelkanth Linga - White Shivling With A Black Dot

Neelkanth Linga is a very rare form of Shivling – naturally formed and are counted among the Bana Lingas found in the Narmada River. Neelakantha is pure white in color and what distinguishes it from other white colored Lingas is a single black dot on it.


This linga symbolically represents Shiva who drank the poison Halahala that appeared from Samudra Manthan or Churning of ocean. Shiva got the name Neelkanth or the one with blue throat after this incident.

The description about the linga is only found in a text credited to Hemadri, a 13th century who wrote books related to murtis, temple architecture and construction.

Naturally occurring Neelkanth Linga are found in the Narmada River.

Benefits of possessing Neelkanth Shivling include peace, prosperity and solution to horoscope related problems.