Re: Shiva Lingham proper rituals and Pujas
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> benkai <email@example.com> wrote:
: While in India, hiking through some mountains, I found a Shiva lingham half
: burried, or it found me. I was quite amazed with it's energy and power.
: I brought it home and feel I need to do some things to activate it but do
: not know proper procedure. Where do I get information? I realize the
: responsibilities that comes with it. Please help.
Tell me something, when you visit other countries, do you normally go
around vandalizing them? Your stealing the Shiva linga is a crime under
the Indian Antiquities Act.
A shiva linga is just a piece of stone. Unless it has been duly
installed and is worshipped regularly, it has no power. The only
exceptions are the svayambhu (or self-created) lingas. If it was one of
those, then it shouldn't have been moved. If Shiva Bhagavan had the good
sense to put it there, who are you to move it? More likely, it just came
from a disused temple and has no value. Well, maybe it has archeological
value, but thanks to you we'll never know.
If you're really concerned about responsibility, on your next trip you'll
put it back where you found it.