Healing Golden Shiva Lingam?
Golden Healing Hiranyagarbha Lingam:
The following images are pictures of an alleged healing Shiva Lingam that Sathya Sai Baba manifested / materialized in 1993:
Some Claim To See An “Om” Formation On Baba's Hand.
Hiranyagarbha Lingam Gayathri:
OM PREMAATHMANAAYA VIDHMAHE
THANNAH SATHYAH PRACHODHAYAATH
Mythology About Hiranyagarbha:
Hiranyagarbha is a Sanskrit term. “Hiranya” means imperishable substance or golden and “garbha” means womb, embryo, fetus, egg or the interior of anything. Thus, Hirayangarbha is known as the Golden egg or womb; the matrix of imperishable substance.
“The luminous 'fire mist' or ethereal stuff from which the Universe was formed" (TG 142); applied to Brahma, described in the Rig-Veda as born from a golden egg formed out of the seed deposited in the waters when they were produced as the first vikaras of the Self-existent; according to Manu (1:9) this seed became a golden egg, resplendent as the sun, in which the self-existent Brahman while remaining transcendent in its higher parts, evolved into Brahma the Creator, who is therefore regarded as a manifestation of the Self-existent. Having continued a year in the egg, Brahma divided it into two parts by his mere thought, and with these two he formed the heavens and the earth; and in the middle he placed the sky, the eight regions, and the eternal abode of the waters.”
Conny Shaw Wrote About The Golden Hiranyagarbha Linga:
Connie Shaw wrote about the golden healing lingam picture in her book “Mary’s Miracles and Prophecies” (pg 270):
On May 5, 1991, Sathya Sai Baba materialized a golden egg that has several names and is rich with symbolism. Baba said that the Hiranyagarbha Lingam (Golden Heart Lingam) “contains the entire universe in microscopic form. It is a manifestation of the Trinity - Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva (God as the Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer). It is also the Atmic consciousness (Holy Spirit) - like a thread running through a pearl necklace. It is at the Spiritual Heart.” In the Spiritual Heritage Museum in Puttaparthi there is a quote by Baba referring to the lingam (lingams in general) as the “Cosmic Seed of Creation.”
After Sai Baba had manifested it, He said that it is a great blessing for anyone to receive this photo and that it should be kept in every home. His energy will work miracles through it. This is the first time anyone has every heard Baba say this about any photo.
Dr M Doraisingham, whom I have never met, who sent the photo to me from England, sent the following story in a four and a half page letter. Baba had just materialized the Golden Lingam while standing on the auditorium stage at the Trayee Brindavan Summer Course assembly.
Baba asked Professor Sampath to hold the lingam awhile so that Baba could watch the student cultural program. Professor Sampath is Vice Chancellor of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi, South India; he was thrilled beyond words. During the hour that Professor Sampath kept the lingam he became warm and said that he was in a “state of divine ecstasy”.
After the conclusion of the cultural program, Swami played a little joke on Professor Sampath. He touched the professor’s pocket as if to brush off some dust. Later, as they were riding in the car together, Baba asked Professor Sampath for the Golden Lingham. In his excitement to return the lingam to Baba, Professor Sampath searched everywhere - his shirt pocket, trouser pocket, the car seat. Be he couldn’t find it. Finally Baba gave a joyful laugh and said that He had sent the Golden Lingam back where it had come from.
Dr Doraisingham also said that on June 7, 1991, while walking to darshan to see Baba, he came upon a dead child beside the roadside, held by his mother. The doctor had just been given the Golden Lingam photo and held it against the child, who had just fallen out of an overcrowded van onto the road and been killed. He chanted “Om Sai Ram” many times while praying to Baba and massaged the boy’s chest and abdomen. The dead child was restored to life with the energy of Sai moving through the photo and the next day, in an interview with a friend of Dr Doraisingham, Baba confirmed the entire incident.
Baba impressed upon the doctor to stop, to heal the child using the photo, and later said to Professor Anil Kumar, “The child was dead at that point in time.”
In January of 1994, when this author (Connie Shaw) gave a talk in Houston, Texas, USA, on the lingam photo, several people were healed on the spot simply by touching it to the afflicted area. For example, a few people who had experienced headaches that very moment were relieved of pain. One man was in pain from kidney stones; he placed the photo against his lower back in the kidney area and the sharp stabbing pains vanished.
Robert Priddy Believed In The Healing Golden Lingham:
Even Robert Priddy believed the lingam picture had healing properties. He published the picture in his Pro-Sai book, “Source Of The Dream”, and said:
Lingam of solid gold materialized during a discourse at Prashanti Nilayam in 1993. Sathya Sai Baba said that every household should have this picture since it has healing properties.
Historical Background Of Lingodbhava by Professor N. Kasturi:
“Until 1956, the Shivaratri all-night vigil and Bhajan could be held in the Prayer Hall itself. Baba sat on the silver chair placed on over a tiger skin on a low platform. When the slower hand of the clock hovered near eight, the Linga or Lingas indicated the desire to emerge and Baba showed signs of physical struggle to smoothen their way out. Year after year, 1 have stood on His left, holding silver jug of water. Seshagiri Rao stood on the right with a silver plate to receive the Linga as it fell out. At predetermined moments, proceeding through the gullet, the Linga presented itself for public view and personal use. One year eleven Lingas emerged in a row, one behind the other. Another year, there were nine. He has given Me one of the nine. It is worshipped with Mantras prescribed in the scriptures. The Linga miracle does happen annually on every Shivaratri day wherever Baba happens to be.” (Prof Kasturi, SS, 3/99, p.81)
Sathya Sai Baba: Meaning Of The Lingam:
“Just as OM is the 'sound symbol' of God, the Linga is 'form symbol' or visible symbol of God - the most meaningful, the simplest and the least endowed with appendages of attributes. The Linga means, that in which this Jagat (world of change) attains Laya or mergence or dissolution (Leeyate). All forms merge in the Formless at last. Shiva is the Principle of Destruction of all names and forms, of all entities and individuals. So, the Linga is the simplest sign of emergence and mergence.” (Sai Baba, SS, 3/99, last cover page)
Different Types Of Lingas - Shiva Stones:
- Hiranyagarbha / Hiranya-Garbha Linga
- Sada-Shiva Lingam
- Narmada or Narmadeshwar Lingum
- Atma Lingham
- Angushta-Maatram Lingum
- Anda-Pinda Linga
- Aahtaloha Lingam
- Vaidurya Lingham
- Spatika Lingum
- Padara Linga
- Trapu Lingam
- Ayasa Lingham
- Seesa Lingum
- Ashtadhtu Linga
- Navanita Lingam
- Durvakadaja Or Garika Lingham
- Karpura Lingum
- Ayaskanta Linga
- Mouktika Lingam
- Suvarana Lingham
- Rajita Lingum
- Pittala Or Kamsya Linga
- Bhamsa Lingam
- Guda Lingam Or Sita Lingham
- Vamsankura Lingum
- Pishta Linga
- Dhadhidhugdha Lingam
- Dhanya Lingham
- Phala Lingum
- Dhatri Linga
- Gandha Lingam
- Pushpa Lingham
- Gosakru Lingum
- Valuka Linga
- Yavagodhumasalij Lingam
- Sitakhanda Lingham
- Lavana Lingum
- Tilapista Linga
- Bana Lingham
- Somnath Jyotirlinga
- Bhoomi Lingum
- Jala Linga
- Agni or Thejo Lingam
- Vayu Lingham
- Akasha Lingum
- Yajamana Linga
- Chandra Lingam
- Surya Lingham
- Sthira Lingum
- Ardhanarishwara Linga
- Amarnath Lingham
Twelve jyotirlingas are:
According to the Agamas the lingas can be of two kinds, the cala i.e. moveable and the acala, i.e, immoveable. The cala lingas are again of different types: mrnmaya (earthen); lohaja (metallic); ratnaja (of precious stones); daruja (wooden); sailaja (of stone); and Ksanika (those made for temporary worship). The lohaja i.e. metallic lingas are made of 8 metals (gold, silver, copper, bell-metal, iron, lead, brass and tin) and the ratnaja ones are made of pearls, coral, vaidurya, topaz, emerald and bluestone. The acala or sthavara lingas are of 10 kinds (Svayambhuva, Purva, Daivata, Ganapatya, Asura, Sura, Arsa Raksasa, Manusa and Bana). The Makutagama calls them Sthira lingas and divide them into four classes: 1) Daivika; 2) Arsaka; 3) Ganapa and 4 ) Manusa.
Other Pictures Of Lingams From Sri Sathya Sai Baba:
Picture of an self-luminous Jyoti Lingam, whose inner flame changed every ten minutes. Also a blue-black lingam with an self-luminous crescent moon and star, which is an internationally-recognized symbol of the faith of Islam.