Concept of Ishtalinga (which is different from Shiva linga)


whichever way I look,
you are there everywhere.
The form of the entire expanse, you are.
The eye of the universe, you are.
The face of the universe, you are.
The hands of the universe, you are.
The feet of the universe, you are.
You are, Koodalasangamadeva. -Guru Basava/85[1]

The width of the world, the width of the sky
still greater width is your width.
Below the nether world are your holy feet,
beyond the universe is your holy crown.
Oh, impenetrable, invisible, incomparable linga
oh, lord Koodalasangama
you appeared so tiny in the hollow of my palm.
-Guru Basava/201[1]

[1] Number indicates at the end of each Vachana is from the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.

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