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Shakti Goddess
Shakti is shown as the unification of Lakshmi, Saraswati, and Parvati
Hindu Deities
Practioners of the Tantra Cult
Villagers with Drinking Bowls in their Hands
Sculpture from Barsur, Madhya Pradesh

Muladhara Chakras in Human Body
Six wheels (chakras) are identified. It is believed that the body is activated when the Shakti traverses through the chakras to unite with Shiva.
The Tantric Cults of India
Wooden Carvings
The lady shows her respect to fully erect "Linga"

The Earliest Linga
The earliest "Linga" found in Mohenjodaro remains which dates to 3000 B.C. It has a great resemble to human penis and different parts could be identified.
Genitatila Worship
Tantric Cult
Goddess Marikamba (the ferocious mother) of Sirsi

Sahasralinga (Thousand Lingas)
River of Lingas near Sirsi
Feminine Power
Devi Devata -- "The Goddess deity"
Icon symbolizing the female power, Tribal Museum Chindwada

Granite Ishwar Linga
Tantric Foot Massage
Sculpture of Madhya Pradesh
Single paneled hero-stone showing foot-massage, the village of Chandanpur

Cowrie Seashell
Some Inidans worship this shell due to its resemblance to Yoni.

Lady with the Bow
Sculpture at the Kolaramma temple, Kolar

Genitalia as Art
A Tantric painting depcits the Lingam and its cosmic radiance.

Ruins of a Ishwara Linga
Chotedongar, Madhya Pradesh

Man and Woman in a Tantric Ritual
Sculpture from Barsur, Madhya Pradesh
Tantric Ritual

Wood Carving
Carving shows a snake sheltering a Linga. Barsur, Madhya Pradesh

The Linga and Its Cosmic Power
Sculpture form Kailas temple in Ellora shows faces of Lord Shiva radiating from a Linga.
Cave Temples of Elloa
Temples of Tantra
Tantic Sex
A temple panel depicting sexual tantras

Devotees Flanking a Lingam
Linga Worship
Shakti the Female Force
Tantric Illustration Invoking Shakti


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