Types of Shiva Lingams - Different ingredients by which a Shiva Linga can be made up of
It is made of eight metals and cures one of the leprosy.
It is made of a precious stone called vaidurya – lapis and protects one from the enemy’s arrogant prattle
It is made of crystal and bestows fulfilment of all desires.
It is made of tagara metal and makes one’s life free from enemies, if adored.
It is made of vitroil of sulphate and relieves one from the menace of enemies.
It is made of lead and makes the adorer invulnerable to foes.
It is made of butter and confers fame and wealth.
8.Durvakadaja Lingam or Garika Lingam
It is made of a kind of grass – agrostis linaries and saves the adorer from untimely or accidental death.
It is made of camphor and bestows emancipation.
It is made of magnet and confers siddhi – super natural powers.
It is made of a mixture of Ashtadhaatu (Sanskrit: eight specified holy metals, viz., gold, silver, copper etc.), and bestows sarvasiddhi – all supernatural powers.
It is made of the ashes obtained by burning pearls and confers auspiciousness and fortune.
13.Pittala Lingam or Kamsya Lingam
It is made of an alloy of brass and bell metal and confers the release of soul from body.
It is made of ash and confers all desirable merits.
15.Guda Lingam or Sita Lingam
It is made of jaggery or sugar and confers blissful life when adored.
It is made of the tender leaves of bamboo, and confers a long line of genealogy.
It is made of rice flour and blesses the adorer with education.
It is made of milk and curd, on separating the entire quantity of water, and blesses the adorer with property and happiness.
It is made of gold and confers mukti -- deliverance of soul from body.
It is made of silver and confers fortune.
It is made of grain and blesses bumper crops to the adorer.
It is made of fruits and blesses the owner of orchards with good crops of fruits.
It is made of a kind of acid fruit – Phyllanthus emblica, and bestows liberation.
It is made of three ingredients -- four parts of sandal paste, three parts of kumkumam and two parts of musk. Size determines the quantity and cost to be put in, but the ratio remains constant. If worship is made to that sandal paste lingam, one gets blessed with Sivasayujyamukti - merging of his jivatma into the Paramatma. Then the cycle of birth after death comes to dead end.
This is made of various kinds of fresh, fragrant, multi-coloured pleasant flowers. It blesses the adorer with kingship and acquisition of land.
It is made of the dung of brown coloured cow. The adorer will be blessed with wealth, if he worships that lingam.
It is made of fine sand and the worship confers the status of Vidhyadhara, belonging to one of the denominations of worshipful angels, besides Shiva-sayujya prapti (Sanskrit: being one with Lord Shiva).
It is made of mercury and bestows inestimable fortune.
It is made of a combination of grains of barley and the soil from the grazing field of cows, and if adored, it confers santanaprapti in addition to wealth.
It is made of sugar candy and blesses the adorer with robust health and disease free easeful life.
It is made of salt mixed with the powder of Hartal and Trikatukala. It blesses the adorer with Vasikaranasakti -- the power that subdues other with the help of spells and charms.
It is made with the paste of gingili seeds. The desires of the adorer are fulfilled.