Monday, May 09, 2011

The Worship of Sivalinga

According to the Sivapurana, in the age of Kali (kaliyuga) ,worship of Siva in the form of Sivalinga is the best means of liberation. Woship of Sivalinga can be done either at home or in a Siva temple or a sacred place such as the banks of a sacred river. The linga has to be worshipped by the traditional means (sadupachara) of  :
  1. dhyana,
  2. avahana,
  3. asana,
  4. padya,
  5. arghya,
  6. achamaniya,
  7. abhisheka,
  8. vastra,
  9. bhasma,
  10. gandha,
  11. akshata,
  12. pushpa,
  13. bilva,
  14. dhupa,
  15. dipa,
  16. naivedya,
  17. tambula,
  18. mahanirajana,
  19. mantrapushpa,
  20. namaskara and
  21. prardhana.

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