noun, plural chu·rin·ga, chu·rin·gas.
Origin of churinga
Examples from the Web for churinga
The Arunta who has been rubbed with his churinga feels himself stronger; he is stronger.
A woman who has seen a churinga or a man who has shown one to her are both put to death.
But the virtues of the churinga are not manifested merely by the way in which it keeps the profane at a distance.
They also occur on wooden slats, (churinga irula,) commonly styled “Bull roarers” by Europeans.The Clyde Mystery|Andrew Lang
So, in Strehlow's own expression, the churinga is "the body common to the individual and his ancestor."