The Supreme Brahman has been worshipped in the oval form of the Shivalinga. The Linga Purana says that the one who destroys the world and re-establishes the same with Divine Power is called 'Linga'. In Shiva temples throughout India - including at Amarnath, Somnath, Kashi Vishwanath and Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar - and Nepal's Pashupatinath, He is depicted as the linga, an elliptical representation in stone.
According to the legend, Lord Rama invoked Shiva at Rameshwaram and Shri Krishna offered prayers to Him at Gopeshwar in Vrindavan. Shiva temples have been erected here honouring that memory. Lord Shiva is worshipped as the Supreme Father of all deities and of Rama and Krishna.
Shiva's representation as linga is to show His incorporeal nature. He does not have any male or female human-like form like the deities; He is the incorporeal point of light. The 12 renowned Shiva temples in India are also known as Jyotirlingas, signifying His form of Light. Incorporeal Shiva is also known as Trimurti, the creator of the three subtle deities - Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar.
The three lines marked on the Shivalinga symbolise His triple characteristics of Trimurti: Trinetri - the one with the third eye of wisdom, Trikaldarshi - the one who sees the three aspects of time, and Trilokinath - the lord of three worlds. #Shiva is also known as Shambhu or Swayambhu and Sadashiva meaning that Shiva is the eternal Soul who has no creator above Him. Shiva is the "One who is bliss and the giver of Happiness to all". Supreme Soul Shiva brings liberation or mukti and salvation to all.! ✨🕉💛🕉✨ Har Har Mahadev Shambhu Kashi Vishwanath Gange ~ Jai Shri Someshwaraya Namah 🔱👁🔱 #stone#shivalingam