Badavilinga, the biggest linga in Hampi
Badavilinga, the biggest linga in Hampi
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Symbolically Siva is often represented with a phallic icon called Linga, positioned at the center of what represents as the female sexual organ. On a philosophical front this is explained as the balance of creative energies of the male and female. Or even the guiding code of the universe as a whole in some abstract way.