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As far as I know and understand, the Sanskrit word "ling" means"lingam" लिन्गम् means the genital organ of a human or an animal.

Is the ShivlingShivling the same thing? If this is so, what is the significance behind this portrayal and how did worshipingworshipping the ShivlingShivling become a common practice today?

As far as I know and understand, the word "ling" means the genital organ of a human or an animal.

Is the Shivling the same thing? If this is so, what is the significance behind this portrayal and how did worshiping the Shivling become a common practice today?

As far as I know and understand, the Sanskrit word "lingam" लिन्गम् means the genital organ of a human or an animal.

Is the Shivling the same thing? If this is so, what is the significance behind this portrayal and how did worshipping the Shivling become a common practice today?

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What is a Shivling?

As far as I know and understand, the word "ling" means the genital organ of a human or an animal.

Is the Shivling the same thing? If this is so, what is the significance behind this portrayal and how did worshiping the Shivling become a common practice today?