[Reader-list] Fwd: Feel free, Mr. Husain. Go paint Qatari leaders

anupam chakravartty c.anupam at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 20:26:18 IST 2010

Dear Pawan,

To add your wisdom, I am posting a debate thread on Linga-Phallus
divide. I hope this would really add to your archive as there
evidences from Skanda, Vamana and Linga Purana. But yes, these have
been also refuted by several scholars:


Hope to hear from you soon.


On 3/11/10, Pawan Durani <pawan.durani at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Sir ,
> As i repeat again , if my knowledge on subject is incomplete , i would
> restrict my comments . However i suggest you should read Swami
> "
> The Swami said that the worship of the Shiva-Linga originated from the
> famous hymn in the Atharva-Veda Samhitâ sung in praise of the
> Yupa-Stambha, the sacrificial post. In that hymn a description is
> found of the beginningless and endless Stambha or Skambha, and it is
> shown that the said Skambha is put in place of the eternal Brahman."
> Mr H.H Wilson writes
> Although, however, the Linga holds a prominent place...the spirit of
> the worship is as little influenced by the character of the type as
> can well be imagined. There is nothing like the phallic orgies of
> antiquity: it is all mystical and spiritual. The Linga is twofold,
> external and internal. The ignorant, who need a visible sign, worship
> Śiva through a 'mark' or 'type'--which is the proper meaning of the
> word 'Linga'--of wood or stone; but the wise look upon this outward
> emblem as nothing, and contemplate in their minds the invisible,
> inscrutable type, which is Śiva himself. Whatever may have been the
> origin of this form of worship in India, the notions upon which it was
> founded, according to the impure fancies of European writers, are not
> to be traced in even the Śaiva Puráńas.
> I would try to provide you some more on this , as i have to look down
> in my archive . You may study that as well.
> Regrds
> Pawan

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