[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras - Students learned chanting of Linagshtakam and learned the meaning and Significance of the Verses

07 Dec 2022 478 Views

"After a study of some forty years and more of the great religions of the world, I find none so perfect, none so scientific, none so philosophical and no so spiritual that the great religion known by the name of Hinduism. Make no mistake, without Hinduism, India has no future.” Anne Besant
Lingashtakam is one of the most popular songs of God Shiva that explains the importance of worshipping God Shiva in the form of Linga. The name Lingashtakam clearly gives the meaning that it is an Ashtakam (Eight stanzas) written in a poetic way to explain the greatness of Shiva Lingam and its worship along with several aspects of the great God Shiva and how worshipping the Lingam can help you.
Importance of this Stotram

Worshipping a god can be done as a rupa (visible form) or arupa (invisible form). Along with this Great God Shiva is also known to be worshipped as ‘Arupa-rupi’  which means  ‘a form with no form’ that is the Shiva Lingam.

Worshipping of Lingam brings the devotee much closer to God Shiva and is often prescribed by the Shivagamas, Puranas, and many other holy Shaivate scriptures as this form is greater to the usual mruthi form for worshiping.

Worshipping of Lingam was known to be one of the ancient practices in Hinduism. Such Linga worship can be done in many ways like abhishekams, rituals, or even by praising with holy chants, stotras and ashtakas.

In order to understand how mighty the spiritual importance of Linga form can be, easily known by reciting the Lingashtakam as some of its stanzas like ‘Brahma Murari Surarchitha Lingam…’ and ‘Siddhasurasura Vanditha Lingam’ clearly explains its greatness as the Shiva Lingam form is not only worshiped by Vishnu, Brahma and several other Gods but also by the Asuras and demons.

Reciting simple yet in depth Astakas like Lingashtakam meaningfully, enlightens the devotees and brings them much closer to the Great Gods mercy.

Also, the Phalastuti of the Lingashtakam (the last two lines) clearly explains the significance as once who recites it in the abode of god Shiva will drive the devotee towards attaining the Shivaloka and enjoys the divine bliss in the Shiva’s vicinity.

Examples of a few Verses:

I bow before the SadaShiva Lingam
which is worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu and the Devas
The Lingam that is glorified by the pure and holy words
The Lingam that destroys the sorrows of cycle of birth and death (1)

I bow before the SadaShiva Lingam
The Lingam that is adorned with gold and precious gems
The Lingam that looks great by having Lord of Snakes coiled around it.
The Lingam that destroyed the Dakshas Yagna (4) (Source: Hinduism Outlook)


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