I like Shivalingams – particularly panchamukha lingams. I don’t have one at home…Haven’t really found one that I liked….Giri traders carry some – but didn’t have sharp features of the face etc….In fact, this shiva linga looks so good!
We call Periyava as Parameswaran. Also there are lots of stories where devotees saw Periyava instead of shiva linga in a temple and one swamiji in Rishikesh (HH Venkateswaranandha) had a dream of Periyava in shivalinga. Why aren’t there any shivalingams with Periyava faces like this one? We can use such lingams at home for our nithya puja etc…For temple prathishta, all agama sastras might come in the way – we can avoid that…We can ask some of our sthapathi friends to consider this suggestion….