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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lord Shiva In The Form Of Sphatika Lingam

Spatika Lingam is type of Lingam made from Sphatikam. Sphatikam (Quartz stone) also spelled as Sphadikam, pronounced/spelt as 'Spatika'/'Spatikam' in the South Indian/Dravidian languages. In Hindu Shiva temples, Saiva Agamas allow to worship Lord Shiva in the form of Sphatika Lingam. Sphatika Lingam is representing the icon of Lord Nataraja. The Sphatika Lingams are protected in the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Shiva. Hindu priests offer Milk, Water, or Vhibuti consecrations to the Sphatika Lingam. They also chant 108 times Shiva Panchakshari Mantra. It is believed that Sphatika Lingam removes all curses and negative karma and will enhance ones confidence and power.

Sphatika Lingam
Sphatika Lingam
It comprises one part silicon and two parts oxygen. Quartz belongs to the trigonal crystal system. The ideal crystal shape is a six-sided prism terminating with six-sided pyramids at each end. Spatika lingam is six faced long, stick and glassy that are mostly found in the mountains of Himalaya, Vindhya and Sankagiri. It is made of crystal. Spatika Lingam has divine power. In Puranas Spatikam is the divine stone which represents the Trimurthi (Lords Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and goddess Shakti. As per Yajur Vedam Lord Shiva is also described as “Jyothi spatika Lingam”, i.e. Lord Shiva is in the form of Jyothi, Lingam and Spatika. Lord Shiva resides in atom, electron and neutron of the spatika lingam.

According to ancients 'Prana Prathista of Shiva Lingam' is not required when the lingam is made with spatikam. By touching spatika lingam in the early morning will bring positive effects for the whole day. Spatika lingam was worshiped as Lord Chandramauleeswara in Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, Lord Sundareswara in Meenakshi Temple, Madurai Lord Ramanathaswamy in Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu.

Sphatika Lingam
Sphatika Lingam

Interesting Facts:

  • Worshiping spatika lingam with water, milk or vibhuthi will eliminate all negative energies present in the once body.
  • Worshiping with Shiva Panchakshari 108 times will destroy all curses and sins.
  • A lot of positive energy will vibrate if worshiped vibuthi is rubbed on the forehead. This will change Fate, wealth will flourish, and all diseases will be controlled when we eat a pinch of worshipped vibhuthi.
  • Sudden Accidents and severe illness will be eliminated and desires will be fulfilled when spatika linga is worshiped with Maha Mrutyumjaya mantra.

Spatika Lingam Pooja Procedure:

  • The devotee has to take a bath and wear fresh clothes.
  • Chant Lord Shiva Mantra (om Namaha Shiva’) to create a mood.
  • Ring bell to start the Pooja.
  • We have to perform the panchamrutha abhishekam with items like Ganga water or fresh water, honey, sugarcane, juice, cow milk, ghee, coconut water, yoghurt and rose water.
  • Pour the liquid and chant Lord Shiva Mantra or Shiva Panchakshari stotram for 108 times.
  • After that clean the lingam with water and decorate with flowers and sandalwood paste.
  • Offer prasadam like fruits or sweets to Lord Shiva.
  • Burn Camphor and perform Aarti To God and ring the bell.
  • Give the aarti and Pray to Lord Shiva.
  • Apply vibhuti on the forehead and distribute the prasadam to family members.

Significance:

  • The vibrations present in the spatika lingam are very high and will counteract all the negative effects of planets Worshipping Spatika Linga will give confidence, power, perfection and removes all sorts of worries.
  • Spatika Lingam worship will enhance wealth and prosperity. Spatika Shiva lingam gives tremendous concentration and is better for students, businessmen and people who need to achieve goals.
Sphatika Lingam
Sphatika Lingam

Scientific Reasons:

  • Spatika is a gemstone made of silicon and oxygen(SiO4).
  • Spatika is a good conductor of heat. The wearer will attain coolness and calmness.
  • Spatikam is used to replace diamond and associated planet Venus.
  • Goddess Sarawathi always holds spatika mala in her hand. Spatika will bring electro-chemical balance in the body and absorbs excess heat.
  • Spatika Shiva Lingam attracts the sunlight and reflects 7-colors as the rainbow.
  • Pouring water on Spatika Lingam (Crystal Quartz) will ionize the water and this water is having different healing properties. Spatikam will restore the water crystalline structure and prevents pollution.
  • By drinking abhishekam water from spatikam lingam, These liquids carry heavy loads of oxygen to each and every cell in the blood stream and eliminates the free radicals from the body and prevent diseases. Spatika lingam will increase alkalinity levels and electrical conductivity of the liquids and decrease the surface tension of liquid. Intake of abhishekam liquids makes the human body to operate much more smoothly.
  • According to gemmologist these Crystals will need to recharge to release negative energies. There are so many prescribed methods washing Spatikam in sea water, River water, burying crystals inside earth for sometime, exposing crystals to sun or moon rays, Creating Sound vibrations by ringing bell.

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