After all parts of the Shivalingam at the time and polished, and I had tested them in a test setup, to see if it fit, the five components were ready to be transported for their installation. It all together weighs about one metric tonne; it's 125 cm wide by 125 cm high and 175 cm long. I made the whole Shivalingam and its base from different kinds of granite in the beginning: black granite for the lingam, Balmoral red granite for the base, and the yoni or panipitha from a kind of pinkish/brownish granite of which I do not know the name. It is certainly all pretty hard stuff.
The parts needed to be hoisted over a shed and a tree and then put inside the courtyard. There I bolted them together with thick threaded rods, after which we could bond the lingam in its recess.
It may have become the largest Shivalingam in North Holland, perhaps in the Netherlands; I wouldn't know how to check that. It stands at the Sri Sai Mandiram in Onderdijk. Shiva lingam, Shivling, Shivalinga, lingam yoni, linga, Shivaling, Shivling, Shiva linga, Shiv ling, panipitha+lingam, black lingam,