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In our native place we bhakthakodees are planning to place a shiv Ling in the existing temple. Can someone throw some light on the procedure of installing shiv ling in temple and also if there are any prescribed dimensions (height, width of the three parts) of the lingam?

Primarily I am asking the about the rituals before the installation like:

  1. What homam has to be done?
  2. Are Astabandham rituals to be done for the first installation?
  3. Does the shivling have to undergo 18 days or 41 days rituals (not sure about the procedure).
  4. What should be the dimension of the shivling sculptured?
  • The procedure to install any idol in temple or any common place is known as Prana prathishta of that Idol, so this question may related to this one hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/8576/… – Yogi Jun 7 '16 at 10:26
  • the link you have shared has nothing related to the Linga sthapana.. – sritharan Jun 7 '16 at 10:32
  • Possible duplicate of Why Shivalinga sthapana in temple is unique in Hinduism? – The Destroyer Jun 7 '16 at 11:23
  • @The Destroyer please read my question completely and then kindly suggest.this question is not a duplication – sritharan Jun 7 '16 at 12:32
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    What temple it is? You need to consult an expert in this. Anyways, i can provide the answer as per Puranas but i suggest you to consult an expert in this as temple was already built. – The Destroyer Jun 7 '16 at 13:18

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