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Overview: Manifestation begins with the union of cit:śakti and cit:ānanda. This union is called “Liṅga” or an ellipsoid (representing a perpetual motion in the shape of an egg). From this (union of cit:śakti - cit:ānanda), all manifestation/change goes into a loop of perpetual motion. Vedic origin of the term Liṅga: a term that was first associated with ...


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It is unlikely that the moulded gold/ brass srichakra that we see in those temples today was installed during adi shankaracharya's time. Wooden idols were used during those times leave alone stone or metal idols or religious insignia. Madhaviya shankara Vijaya does not mention adi Shankaracharya installing srichakras at any of those temples. In sringeri, the ...


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No. It is just an excellent painting, very convincing and close to the actual idol too. I had an opportunity to sit inside the gayatri mantapa for 15 minutes, as I had paid for a special pooja. The garland is a giveaway in this photo. Also other aspects - the facial features are slightly different. The actual idol is not so well polished with such clean ...


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Yes. Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple located in Kerala is one such temple. It is dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali, who was born from third eye of Lord Shiva and had slain the asura Darika They have a month long festival known as Bharani festival which falls in the month of April/May. A significant ritual of this festival is "Kaavu Theendal" (...


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