Origin of lingam
Examples from the Web for linga
The linga yoni (fig. 1) is indeed one of the commonest of religious symbols in India.Bible Studies|Joseph M. Wheeler
As the linga of Mahadeva, so do they venerate the bhaga, that is, the female organ.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism|Thomas Inman
Besides the linga, there is another form in which Siva is worshipped, called Muhakalu.Phallic Miscellanies|Hargrave Jennings
Thus this subtle ego dwells in a linga, is identical with Śiva, and manifests itself in the successive kings of the royal house.
It is matter for regret that this privilege of remarrying is much abused, as among the Linga Balijas.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
British Dictionary definitions for linga
- the Hindu phallic image of the god Siva
- the penis
Word Origin for lingam
Word Origin and History for linga
"phallic emblem under which Siva is worshipped," 1719, from Sanskrit linga (nominative lingam) "mark, token, sign, emblem," of unknown origin.