is explained the sloka-
Aakasam lingam, ithyuktam prithvi, tasya peethiliaa,
Aalayah, sarvadevanam layanam lingam Vuchyate".
is abiding in it. So it is appropriately called Linga. Offering
worship to LINGA, representing, SIVA, SAKTI and all GODS dates from
the pre-historic times and has formed the basic layer of religious
life in India. Moreover, Siva is rated higher than all the gods. His
popularity too is admirably greater. Scriptures with one voice
proclaim this truth - the Linga, His symbol merits prostrations at
mere sight. Staunch Vaishnavates claim and advance arguments
similarly in favour of Vishnu, their Saviour, but they too accept
that Siva dwells in the heart of Vishnu and Vishnu likewise stays in
the heart of Siva "Sivasya hridayam Vishnu, Vishnur hridayam
it establishes equality between them, Shiva as the Vedas affirm is
superior to to Vishnu.
of the kinds of linga demands attention.