Shiva Ratri Celebration & Energized Spatika Lingam
February 14, 2012 Leave a comment
Dear Murugan Devotee:
Maha Sivaratri or Shivaratri or Sivarathri (Great Night of Shiva or Night of Shiva) is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha(waning moon) of the month of Maagha (as per Shalivahana or Gujarati Vikrama) or Phalguna (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar (that is, the night before and day of the new moon). The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil. Per scriptural and discipleship traditions, the penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation, in order to reach life’s summum bonum steadily and swiftly. International Mandi Shivratri Fair is held every year.
Maha Shivarathri http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maha_Shivaratri to learn more
This year we will be celebrating Maha Shivarathri on Sunday, February 19th through February 20th morning. We invite you to join us this year in making the celebration as success!
As part of our Maha Shivarathri celebrations, we are excited to announce the availability of Spatika Lingam. The Spatika Lingams will be energized during the Maha Shivarathri pooja. You can take home a genuine Energized Spatika (Crystal) Lingam by sponsoring it. Please note that the Spatika Lingams are in short supply and will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Significance of “Spatika Lingam”?
This precious stone, having inherent divine power, is a natural six flat-faced, long, stick-like glassy growth that varies from 1 inch to 10 feet height. These grow under the ground and are found in the Himalaya Mountains, Vindhya Mountains and
Sangagiri. The vibration of Spatikam is more than that 32768 times per second. These vibrations are useful to ward off the ill effects of Navagrahas. The Puranas describe the Spatikam as a Divine stone representing the three forms of Goddess Shakthi, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. In Yajur Veda ‘Rudram’, Lord Shiva is described as ‘Jyothir Spadigamani Linga’. That is Lord Shiva manifests in Jyothi form, Linga form and Spatika form. Lord Shiva’s Divinity pervades in every atom, neutron and electron of this spatikam.
Why would I want a “Spatika Lingam”?
Solar energy shines beautifully in the transparent Spatika Lingam.
Offering Milk, Water, or Vhibuti to the Spatika Lingam removes all curses and negative karma. When the Shiva Panchakshari Mantra is offered 108 times, with Milk or Vhibuti, the negative energy will be destroyed. Pooja performed to a Spatika Lingam will enhance ones confidence and power.
Murugan Temple has painstakingly brought limited number of Genuine Spatika Lingams from India and will be placed during the Maha Shivarathri all the four Kala pooja to energize the Spatika lingams. Since we have a limited number of them, we would like our devotees to reserve one today! Please note that they are on a first-come-first-serve basis. So if you would like to bring home a Spatika Lingam, please click the link below and fill out the sponsorship form to reserve your vigraham.
How much does it cost? And where does the money go?
The sponsorship of an Energized Spatika Lingam is $108 per sponsorship. This includes the all-day sponsorhip of the Maha Shivarathri including Ganapathi pooja , Kalasa Pooja, Shiva Abishekam and all four Kala poojas. You and your families names (given in the sangalpam form) will be part of all the archanas and abhishekams. We will provide you with an Energized Spatika Lingam to take home with prasadam & blessings from the archanas performed in your and your family’s names on that day. But that’s not all – a portion of the $108 you donate will go towards the Raja Gopuram Project. So you are not only sponsoring the Spatika lingam but also helping with the long term goal of the temple – to successfully build the Raja Gopuram Vimana. All generations to come will remember that because of your help today, Murugan Temple has a beautiful Raja Gopuram that can be seen from far – standing as a beacon for all Hindus and Murugan worshipers across the globe.
So please consider sponsoring a Spatika lingam, begin the journey to bring home the peace, joy, prosperity and success that you have been longing for!
Pooja performed to this energized Spatika Lingam will enhance ones confidence and power.
You can also contact Dr. Ravikumar K directly to help answer questions you might have about the Spatika Lingam. You can reach Dr. Ravikumar K at (248) 757-1877 or via email at Ravikumar@murugantemple.us . We hope you can sponsor a Spatika Lingam to join all the four Kala Maha Shivarathri celebration and bring home the blessings of Lord Shiva
Please mark your calendar for Sunday, February 19th, 2012 and join us in making this Maha Shivarathri a success! Please share this message with all your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, Email and Phone.
Important Note for Payment:
When you make the online payment, under “Special instruction” section
*Please give your Sangalpam information
*Mention that you want to receive the Spatika Lingam by mail or in person.
* Provide your mailing address if you want to receive your Lord Murugan Vigraham by mail
Information to Devotees:
**The Spatika lingam will be given only after energizing during First Kala pooja
**Those who did not collect the Spatika Lingam on that day, it will be mailed to your provided address.
**No arrangement will be made to collect it later.
**Sponsors please be present 15 minutes before the pooja
**Bring your proof of payment to sponsor pooja & to collect the
Energized Spatika Lingam