Shiva Lingam – the representation of Hindu God Shiva – in Sanctum Sanctorum of an unknown temple.
Hindu God Shiva is also known as the God of destruction and together with Brahma and Vishnu forms the Hindu trinity – Trimurti. Shiva brings the transformation in the universe in the form of destruction, leading to a new creation. Shiva is also known as Adi Yogi or the first Yogi. Thus, through the practice of Yoga and self-control, Shiva is also the destroyer of illusion or Maya. Apart from a fierce deity and a Yogi, Shiva is also a householder, his consort being Goddess Parvati, who is an aspect of the primordial feminine – Adi Shakti. As an abstract form, Shiva is worshipped as Lingam.