ShivaLingam at Shipra River, Madhya Pradesh.
As per #Shaivism , which is oldest sect of #Hinduism.
"Shaivism'' started hinduism and worship of Shiv liṅgam
The #Shivalinga was the first image of God. After it, all other icons evolved from mystic visions. We think of Supreme God Shiva as #Parashiva when we worship #lordShiva as Shiva liṅga. Its simple elliptical shape speaks silently of God’s unspeakable Absolute Being.
The pīṭha (lower part of Shiv liṅga) represents #Parashakti, the manifesting power of God.
For untold thousands of years the Shiva liṅgam has represented God in His unmanifest Reality meaning without any form which is often termed as #ParaBrahma
1.Here is a definition of Parashiva:
Parashiva, is a Supreme God Shiva’s form in which he/she is beyond all forms and qualities
Parashiva is God Shiva’s Unmanifest Reality or Absolute Being, distinguished from His other two perfections (Parashakti& Parameshwara ), which are manifested . ParaShiva is the fullness of everything, the absence of nothing.
2. Here is a definition of Parashakti:
Parashakti mean the manifesting power of God. It's second form of Lord Shiva.
ParaShakti or “Supreme energy” is pure consciousness. Out of Parasiva ever comes Parashakti, the first manifestation of mind, superconsciousness or infinite knowing.
3. Here is definition of Parameshwara:
As Parameshwara, Supreme Lord Shiva has the five-fold manifestation:
Brahmā, the creator;
Vishṇu, the preserver;
Rudra, the destroyer;
Maheśvara, the veiling Lord, and
Sadāśiva, the revealer.
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