Woman at Baijnath Temple.
Perhaps hoping to conceive, a pilgrim pours milk on a
shiva lingam (Iinga) set in a yoni (bhaja). The lingam/yoni
statue is a fertility symbol: the yoni represents a
vagina; the lingam, a phallic stone pillar, is symbolic
of the fertile powers of Shiva. Thus the connection of
the lingam with the yoni represents the life-giving
power of Shiva as the Creator. Baijnath, India