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Shaivism - Concepts and symbols - Column or lingam and Serpent

Identifier

022564

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Alain Danielou – While the Gods Play 

The principle of life is symbolized by a column encircled by a serpent. The column, or lingam, is the image of  the male principle, that is, the plan or program; whereas the spiral, or serpent, represents the feminine principle.

The source of the experience

Shaivism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References