The area of each is very small, the linga of black or white marble occupying the centre.
This tīrtha is next poured over the linga attached to the infant.
The expedition now sailed to linga, a small port of the Joassamees, and burnt it to the ground.
The child is thus invested with the linga while still in utero.
Unlike most Hindus, linga Balijas shave off the whole of the hair of their heads, without leaving the usual lock at the back.
The linga is suspended round the neck of the corpse, and buried with it.
I have already mentioned the view that the worship of Śiva and the linga is Dravidian in origin and borrowed by the Aryans.
The linga Purana tells us that the linga was a pillar of fire in which Siva was present.
At any rate the linga monks have a splendid view of an artistically sculptured corner of the world.
Exactly the same anointing of the linga is performed in India till this day.
"phallic emblem under which Siva is worshipped," 1719, from Sanskrit linga (nominative lingam) "mark, token, sign, emblem," of unknown origin.