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The worship of the Shiva-Linga originated from the famous hymn in the Atharva-Veda Samhitβ 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. As afterwards the Yajna (sacrificial) fire, its smoke, ashes and flames, the Soma plant and the ox that used to carry on its back the wood for the Vedic sacrifice gave place to the conceptions of the brightness of Shiva's body, his tawny matted-hair, his blue throat and the riding on the bull of the Shiva. The Yupa-Skambha gave place in time to the Shiva-Linga.In the Linga Purβna the same hymn is expanded in the shape of stories, meant to establish the glory of the great Stambha and the superiority of Mahβdeva.

For more details on shiva linga click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingam
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This picture i have taken on a visit to elephanta island near mumbai.The Great Cave at Elephanta is one of the great monuments near Bombay. It is one in a complex of Hindu caves on Gharapuri (Elephanta is the name given to the island by the Portuguese), dating to the sixth century AD.
I will surely add some more picture of my visit to elephanta island on next days.
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