Shivalingam with snake
Brass idol of Shivalinga, an iconographic representation of the Lord Shiva protected from the elements by the divine serpent. The Shivalinga is undeniably the best illustration of the fusion of male and female forces combined to protect and guide us along the spiritual way. The shape of the Lingam itself is the fusion of the male and female phallic symbols. It is proof that Hindu traditions and religion have always placed femininity in equal if not higher regard to masculinity. The Shiva Lingam protected by the Cosmic snake shall directly harness the blessings of Lord Shiva and ensconce our homes in a protective shield.