MUKHALINGA GANGA

  • MUKHALINGA GANGA

    In Hindu iconography, ‘mukhalinga’ (literally "linga with a face"), is a linga cover with one or more faces, traditionally made of lost-wax casting metal representing the face of Shiva.

    The term 'linga' refers to an emblematic symbol of the cult of Shiva, a sacred egg or a phallic-shaped object that represents creation and the male sex.

    Mukhalingas are placed on top of the linga to cover it and preserve its vibrations and power.

    Maharashtra or Karnataka, India

    XIII/XIX century

    H cm 27