From a number of blocks of granite I started carving a large lingam and yoni (panipitha) today. Below the course of the process of the upper part of the panipitha.
A block of granite (no idea what kind, but it is yellow-pink-brownish and quite big) of 120 x 120 x 45 cms I had intended for the upper part. If I had to order the stone I would have taken a different size, but this is simply what I had lying around.
The block is way too large for presawing on my machine, so I had to cut it all with an angle grinder.
First cutting out the general shape of the top, then carving the deepened form of the inner side
Most of the mass has now been removed.
I've put the base on it to see where the shape ends. Next, the lotus leaves are carved on.