Naturally Formed Shivlings
The most well-known and popular naturally formed Shivling is in the Amarnath Cave in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The cave is about 130 feet high and each year during the Amarnath yatra in the Shravan month of the Hindu calendar (July – August), a naturally formed ice shivling appears in the cave. It is believed that the ice stalagmite that is considered as the holy shivling by the devotees, is formed when the water drops that fall on the floor from the roof freeze. As per various religious beliefs it is said that the shivling grows and recedes in size according to varying phases of the moon. The pilgrims can visit the cave during the time period of 45 days and seek blessings of Lord Shiva and witness the ice shivling.
The other tallest naturally formed Shivling is said to be in the Sideshwarnath Temple in the Lower Subansiri district in Arunanchal Pradesh. The shivling has a height of 25 feet and a circumference of around 22 feet. It was discovered in 2004 and since then it has held the position of being the tallest naturally formed shivling. Apart from the shivling the temple also has idols of Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha.