The evidence from architecture, sculpture, literature, numismatics and inscriptions, confirms that the Hindu temple is older than the popular academic surmise and older than its earliest extant examples.
Book Review: A Handbook of Virashaivism By Dr. SC Nandimath
According to the Kashmiri lore, Herath commemorates the manifestation of the great Jwala Linga or the pillar of light, which appeared on triyodashi, a day before MahaShivratri day. The story goes like this – Goddess Parvati along with the yoginis was meditating in the forest. Meanwhile Lord Shiva, who was searching for his divine consort Shakti, appeared in the form of a Flaming Linga, at Pradosh Kaal or the dusk of the early night in the form of a Swacchand Bhairava – a fearsome form of Shiv.
उपरोक्त वर्णित द्रव्यों से निर्मित जङ्गम/अचल लिङ्गों की विस्तृत जानकारी इस लेख में पढ़िए।