Parsley round a carrot root is a modern symbol, and the violet is as good an emblem of the lingam as the modern pistol.
The lingam symbol is to be seen all over India, alone or with the yoni.
The bamboo is then removed, and water poured through the hole left by it, and a lingam made, and placed over the opening.
When only one part of the yoni is rubbed with the lingam, it is called the "blow of a boar."
The lingam was to be regarded as the universal leveller, rendering all its wearers equal in the eye of the Deity.
The above are the things that can be used in connection with or in the place of the lingam.
When the lingam is removed to some distance from the yoni, and then forcibly strikes it, it is called "giving a blow."
The mūla vigraha in Siva temples is a lingam (phallic emblem).
He stuck a grain of rice into each—to represent the lingam, I think.
The members of it wear the sacred thread, as well as the lingam.
"phallic emblem under which Siva is worshipped," 1719, from Sanskrit linga (nominative lingam) "mark, token, sign, emblem," of unknown origin.