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Eka Nayan Lingam
  Eka Nayan Lingam   1996   installation: (gypsum cement, electronic components, videotape)  54" h.
At the heart of Indian temples dedicated to Shiva, one of the principal gods of the Hindu pantheon, is a phallic shaped object, usually made of stone, called a lingam. This icon represents the vital creative force of Shiva. It usually sits on top of a Yoni, the corresponding female symbol. Sometimes the lingam has a representation of the face of Shiva emerging from its side. When it does it is called an Ekamukhalingam (eka=one, mukha=head).
Nayan means eye.

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