Sri Nithyanandeshwara Paramashiva Linga
Sri Nithyanandeshwara Paramashiva Linga is the presiding deity of Nithyanandeshwara Hindu Temple, LA. He is a Shiva Linga, an exact replica of the Shiva Linga in the Sri Arunachaleshwara Temple in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Measuring 4 ft in height by 4 ft in width, this is the largest Shiva Linga in North America, and was carved by HDH SPH JGM Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam himself. The Shiva Linga represents the cosmic consciousness ParamaShiva in the form of a light shaft with no beginning and with no end. It is the formless form of ParamaShiva from which all other forms emerge from.
Sri Nithyanandeshwara Paramashiva Linga is 'swayambhu', a Sanskrit word meaning 'self-manifested', 'self-existing', or 'that is created by its own accord'. Click here to offer archana, puja, abhishekam or other offerings of gratitude to him.