PANCHA BHOOTA STHALAS: Lord Shiva is usually worshipped in the aniconic form of Lingam. Regarded as the destroyer of ignorance, there are many temples dedicated to Lord Shiva’s worship in India. One such type out of many is the Pancha Bhoota Lingam Temples or Pancha Bhoota Sthala. They refer to the five Shiva temples, dedicated to Shiva, each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements of nature – land, water, air, sky, fire.