Sep 8, 2009

Lord Shiva-Lingam

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

The first temple where I felt or got proper interaction was Shiva TEMPLE in Chennai, and no Shiva temple is without his symbol the "LINGA', then I just went around the Shiva Linga and similarly I have been praying Shiva Linga in various temples in India and Canada, like everyone does.

But recently I have realized one grave mistake, which all people installing and praying the Shiva Linga's are making, the mistake is the small pot is hung over the Linga, which has a small hole in it, and through the small hole water falls drop by drop, slowly, I think it is not enough, one thing every person has to understand is, Shiva is in contstant medidation and he remains celibate during his meditation, which generates lot of heat and this is the reason he is also symbolised by beam of fire, and Shiva Linga symbolises this beam of fire.

So every person who prays Shiva Linga or maintains Shiva Linga in a temple or his home, should see that his Linga is kept in cold place, and constant cold water should flow over him, not one drop per second, so please keep your Shiva Linga cold and well dipped in cold water or milk or other paniyam.

This will help everyone and everything to cool down.

This might also help the world to cool down.

Following is a regular Shiva Linga,



This is the regular and normal arrangement, though the copper pot or vessel keeps water natuarally cold, but not in summer, so devotees should take care of this, that the water that flows over the Shiva Linga is Cold and abundant to keep the Shiva Linga cool and wet.
Places where there is no rain or are suffering because of famine or drought, should see if any Shiva Linga in their place or homes is kept dry, please drench them in cold water, and keep them cool.
Small Shiva Lingas which are portable should be kept dipped in cold water or scented paniyam, and replaced very frequently.
May Shiva cool down and keep this world cool and peaceful.


LINGASHTAKAM

Brahma Muraari Surarchita Lingam
Nirmala Bhaashita Sobhitha Lingam
Janmaja Dhukha Vinaasaha Lingam
Tatpranamaami Sadaashiva Lingam

Devamuni Pravaraarchita Lingam
Kaama Dahana Karunaakara Lingam
Ravana Darpa Vinaasaha Lingam
Tatpranamaami Sadaashiva Lingam

Sarva Sugandha Sulepitha Lingam
Buddhi Vivaardhana Kaarana Lingam
Siddha Suraasura Vandhitha Lingam
Tatpranamaami Sadaashiva Lingam

Kanaga Mahaamani Bhooshitha Lingam
Panipati Veshthitha Sobitha Lingam
Daksha Suyajna Vinaasana Lingam
Tatpranamaami Sadaashiva Lingam

Kunkuma Chandhana Lehpitha Lingam
Pankaja Haara Susobhitha Lingam
Sanchitha Paapa Vinaashana Lingam
Tatpranamaami Sadaashiva Lingam

Deva Ganaarchita Sevitha Lingam
Bhavair Bhakhi Bhirevacha Lingam
Dinakara Koti Prabhaakara Lingam
Tatpranamaami Sadaashiva Lingam

Ahshta Dalopari Veshthitha Lingam
Sarva Samudbhava Kaarana Lingam
Ahshta Daridra Vinaasana Lingam
Tatpranamaami Sadaashiva Lingam

Suraguru Suravara Poojitha Lingam
Suravana Pushpa Sadarchitha Lingam
Paraath Param Paramatmaka Lingam
Tatpranamaami Sadaashiva Lingam

Lingashtaka Midam Punyam Yah Pathet Sivasannidhau
Sivaloka Mahaapnoti Sivehna Saha Modatheh

Please treat the Shiva Linga with respect, broken, or Linga with blemishes, marks etc, should be dropped in some water source, and keep it Cool as you keep yourself Cool when your internals are hot or heated up.

Here is an ancient shloka that lists the twelve Jyotirlinga temples.
One, who recites this shloka regularly, gets rid of all the sins committed in the previous 7 births.


"Saurashtre Somanathamcha Srisaile Mallikarjunam
Ujjayinya Mahakalam Omkaramamaleswaram
Paralyam Vaidyanathancha Dakinyam Bheema Shankaram
Setu Bandhethu Ramesam, Nagesam Darukavane
Varanasyantu Vishwesam Tryambakam Gautameethate
Himalayetu Kedaaram, Ghrishnesamcha shivaalaye
Etani jyotirlingani, Saayam Praatah Patennarah
Sapta Janma Kritam pApam, Smaranena Vinashyati"

The details about each Jyotirlinga can be read at this site
http://www.jyotirlinga.com/jyotir.html

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, Montreal Sep 2009