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Why is Half Circumambulation (Parikrama) of a Shivling done ? Know the reason

My Jyotish Expert Updated 05 Jun 2021 11:31 AM IST
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Why is half the circumambulation of Shivling done and why is it not crossed, know the reason

 

Shiva is Adi Dev, Shiva is worshipped in both the form of Shiva idol and Shivalinga. But the rules of Shivalinga Puja are different, in which certain limitations are also contained. Know the religious and scientific reason behind the half circumambulation of Shivling.The practise of circumambulation is in many religions. It is believed that by doing circumambulation the sins of many births are destroyed. It has been said in the scriptures ‘yaani ka vaanee chapanee, gyaat krataani, taanee saranaati prade pad padapad’

. That is by walking every step of the circumambulation, many known and unknown sins are destroyed. But you must have noticed that often the complete circumambulation of all the deities and temples is done, while half the circumambulation of Shivling is done. Shiva is Adi Dev, Shiva is worshipped in both the form of Shiva idol and Shivalinga. But the rules of Shivalinga Puja are different, in which certain limitations are also contained. Half the circumambulation of Shivling is considered to be the Shastra Samwat.

This is called Chandrakara Parikrama. It is forbidden to cross the Jaladhari during the parikrama. What is the religious and scientific reason behind this, know about it from Jyotishacharya Pragya Vasishta.

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Shivling is a symbol of the combined energy of Shiva-Shakti.

According to astrology expert Pragya Vashistha, in many scriptures, including the Shiva Purana, the law of revolving half of Shivling is described. The religious reason for this is that Shivalinga is considered a symbol of the combined energy of both Shiva and Shakti. Water is continuously offered to the Shivling. This water is considered very sacred. The path through which this water emerges is called Nirmali, Somasutra and Jaladhari.

Why jaladhari is not crossed

It is believed that the Shivling is so powerful that even in the water offered on it, some parts of the energy of Shiva and Shakti get mixed. In such a situation, there is so much energy in water that if a person crosses it, then this energy enters his body from between his legs while crossing. Due to this, a person may also have to face physical problems related to semen or raj. That is why in the scriptures, crossing the water bearer is considered a grave sin.

 

understand the scientific reason

Trying to understand the scientific reasons, Shivling is a storehouse of energy power and traces of radioactive elements are also found in their surrounding areas.

Parts of uranium have also been found in Kashi's groundwater. If we look at the radioactivity map of India, then it will be known that radiation is found in the areas around these Shivlings. If you have looked at the size of the Atomic Reactor Center, you will see a similarity between the size of the Shivling and the Atomic Reactor Center. In such a situation, there is so much in the water on the Shivling.

There is energy that crossing it can cause great harm to a person. That is why it is forbidden to cross the Jaldhari of Shivling.

The moon-shaped circumambulation is done from the left side

During the circumambulation of Shivling, the devotees go back from Jaladhari. In such a situation, the shape of a crescent moon is formed and that is why this circumambulation is called chandrakar parikrama. There are also some rules for doing this parikrama. Usually the parikrama is done from the right side, but the parikrama of the Shivling is always done on the left side, then return from the Jaldhari to the right.

In these situations, water can be crossed

According to Jyotishacharya Pragya Vashisht, at some places the water offered on Shivling goes directly into the ground or somewhere the water is covered. In such a situation, complete circumambulation of Shivling can be done. That is, in such a situation, there is no fault in crossing the water bearer.

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