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In Hinduism, a representation of the female sexual organ and feminine generative power, the symbol of the goddess Shakti (seeshakti). The yoni is often associated with the phallic linga, the symbol of the god Shiva. The linga is depicted in art as resting in the yoni, their union representing the eternal process of creation and regeneration.
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