Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Linga Effigy

Linga Effigy | Yantra Diagram Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Linga Effigy Description (below)
- Blockprint Images (Misc., ND Coll.)
- Tantric Subjects Glossary
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Drawings or blockprints of Tantric Effigies known as 'linga' are part of the Vajrayana Buddhist arsenal of weapons against obstacles, enemies, demons and spirits. There is an almost endless variety of configurations and creative designs. The drawings, originating in an Indian cultural context, generally belong under the broader classification of Yantra.

Jeff Watt 4-2013 [updated 8-2018]