Black Shiva Lingams are quite rare outside of India. We are told that these stones usually head straight for the temples in India as the black material is especially sacred. They are sometimes polished with a black wax to really make the surface shimmer. We've been able to find a few in the past, but we were absolutely delighted to find a nice sized supply of these sacred stones, and at a more affordable price! This lingam has amazing grounding energy, bringing peace and tranquility to one's spirit. It helps to bring you clarity of thought and assists you to make well balanced decisions.
Shiva Lingams come from the Narmada River in India, which is one of the seven sacred holy places of pilgrimage in India and the collection of these stones is passed down from generation to generation. The stones are made of crypto crystalline quartz, and are said to have been formed from a meteorite that fell to Earth several million years ago. They contain one of the loftiest vibrations of all stones on Earth. The stone represents the blending of male and female energy, with the shape of the stone representing the male (knowledge), and the markings representing the female (wisdom). The stone works with the breath and the fluids of the body creating a harmony in the body's flow.
The Shiva of Narmadeshawara Lingam stones are sacred in both Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. They are gathered one sacred day a year from an area near the source of the Narmada River about 300 miles north of Bombay. Of the stones gathered, the most beautiful are polished into this traditional egg/oval shape by the action of the river, then enhanced by hand polishing with a waxy-butter which gives them their unique gleam and texture.
The Narmada River is considered to be very sacred. According to Vedic text, these stones illustrate harmony through duality. In these stones are the energy of divine acceptance of what is, as is. The stones represent power, creation and the physical plane or grounding of those who accompany the sacred stones.
Tragically, the government of India is attempting to build a hydroelectric dam on the Narmada River. Should this be successful, the sacred stones will be covered with more than a hundred feet of water. Hence, these stones are becoming increasingly rare and valuable.