The following article is true. I recall visiting a fertility site in the garden of one of the major American Hotels in Bangkok (the pronunciation of that name always has me smiling). The garden consisted of phalli of all proportions and colors. It was gorgeous.
I also purchased teeny phalli from the monks at one of the temples in Bangkok. They are used for good luck, especially by businessmen.
Excerpts from article:
The Lingam is the symbol of a very special part of the Hindu god Shiva’s body. (Hint: It’s his cock.) Within the trinity of Hinduism, Shiva is the god of destruction and change. How much of that destruction is wrought with his four arms and how much comes from his manhood? We leave that to the reader to decide.
In Hindu mythology, when Shiva is killed, the goddess Kali squats over his body, rips out and eats his organs, and then mounts his still erect manrod to complete the cycle of creation. It’s also worth noting that in most Hindu art and temples, his “linga” is usually depicted without the rest of him, the disembodied member being worshiped all by itself:
The object in the foreground is a “yoni” (literally: vagina) and they are most often shown together, in full penetration:
How Big Is It?
Huge. Out of a billion or so Hindus in the world, about 100 million belong to various sects that focus on Shiva, Kali and the giant Lingam.
On Your Knees:
Worshiping the linga is pretty straightforward. First, you have to make it wet, either by pouring water or milk over it. Then just say your prayers and meditate. Smaller, pocket-sized lingas should be held in the hand and rubbed while meditating, and you’re well on your way to a religious experience.