By using Twitters services you agree to our. In future this crystal lingam will be housed in the Iraivan Temple. "Gurudeva Siva Vision Day". Retrieved 8 February 2017. "Shiva Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Stotram with meaning". A b "Glory to lord Bhuvaneshwar". 65 Among the deniers of this theory are Swami Vivekananda 66 and Swami Sivananda (who considers the interpretation to be a mistake). "Shiva Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Stotram". Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies. In the hymn, a description is found of the beginning-less and endless Stambha or Skambha, and it is shown that the said Skambha is put in place of the eternal Brahman. 12 13 Anthropologist Christopher John Fuller wrote that although most sculpted images ( murtis ) are anthropomorphic, the aniconic Shiva Linga is an important exception. Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (1st.). 15 Some associate Shiva-Linga with this Yupa-Stambha, the sacrificial post. Cookie Use and, data Transfer outside the. Schumacher, Stephan and Woerner, Gert. 14 Some believe that linga-worship was a feature of indigenous Indian religion. 23 The oldest example of a lingam that is still used for worship is in Gudimallam. 22 In the Mahabharata, at the end of Dwaraka Yuga, Lord Shiva says to his disciples that in the coming Kali Yuga, He would not appear in any particular form, but instead as the formless and omnipresent.