Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維

Hah hah! It's just a random icon, I'm sure

So I found this cool 3-D postcard of some Indian god while we were in Albuquerque, and as I was getting ready to stick it up on my bulletin board, one of my coworkers asked me what the weird image was between his ankles (he's sitting down). I hadn't really noticed it, but it kind of looked like your "Sacred Heart" kind of thing, with little beams of light coming out of it. We both had some laughs over how phallic it looked.

So, being surrounded by people from India, I asked one of my other coworkers what the image was (the sacred cow being completely clear to me). "It's a Shivaling," she said. "Instead of having statues of the god in the temple, we use this form instead to represent him. You pour milk into the little saucer it's sitting in."

Oh, yeah. Shivaling. Shiva Lingam. Holy Statue of a Penis, Batman! (I bet the dude who's got the ten commandments posted in his cube is going to LOVE this postcard ...)

I thought it was funny, though, that the proper method of worshipping at this statue involved immersion in a cloudy white liquid.

(They have glow in the dark Ganesh shirts, too, so I think I may be placing an order with them some time soon ...)

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