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Ardhanarishvara Linga - Very Rare Half Red Half White Shivling

Ardhanarishvara Linga is a very rare form of Shivling. Ardhanarishvara Linga is half white and half red – some also have marks of trishul (trident) and Damaru (glass drum). 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.

Ardhanarishvara Linga

In the Ardhanarishvara Linga, the white portion represents Shiva and the red portion represents Shakti.

Ardhanarishvara Linga is part of the Bana Lingas and is naturally formed.

There are carved Ardhanarishvara Linga – not naturally formed but creations of sculptors.

The most famous carved Ardhanarishvara Linga is found in the Elephanta Caves near Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Naturally occurring Ardhanarishvara Linga are found in the Narmada River.

There are also some sacred spots in India with Ardhanarishvara Linga carved on a single stone.



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