Photograph © Medha Malik Kudaisya -- may be used without prior permission for any educational or scholarly purpose.
The worship of the Shivlinga for fertility is a common sight at Hindu temples. Notice the snake associated with Shiva and the offering of milk to propitiate the divine spirit.
Dehejia, Vidya. Indian Art. London, Phaidon Press, 1997.
Jansen, Eva Rudy. The Book of Hindu Imagery : Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning. Diever: Binkey Kok Publications, 1993.
Mitchell, George. The Hindu Temple: An Introduction to Its Meaning and Forms. New York, Harper & Row, 1977.
Mitchell, A. G., Hindu Gods and Goddesses. London: H.M.S.O., 1982.