9 December 2008

God Darshan

He who sees Me on the day of Arudra star in the month of Margasirsa in the company of Uma and worships my emblem or embodied image is dearer to Me than even Guha.

On that auspicious day the vision alone accords ample results. If he worships too, the result cannot be adequately described.

Since I manifested Myself in the form of the Linga Emblem in the field of battle, this place is known as Lingasthana.

Since this column is without foot or top it will henceforth be diminutive in size, for the sake of the vision and worship of the world.

This emblem confers bliss. It is the only means of worldly enjoyment and salvation. Viewed, touched or meditated upon, it wards off all future births.

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Since it rose resembling a mountain of fire, this place shall be famous as reddish Aruna Mountain.

Many famous centres will spring up here. A residence or death in this holy place ensures liberation.

Celebration of chariot festivals, congregation of devotees, the presentation of ordinary as well as sacrificial gifts and offering of prayers at this place shall be million fold efficacious.

Hence this sector shall be greater than all other sectors, very auspicious, full of all sorts of welfare and according salvation to everyone.

Worship me in my supreme Linga Form at this place and performing the other sacred rites shall accord the five types of salvation.

[Sivapuranam – Vidyesvarasamhita Chapter 9 vv. 15-27]

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