Original is here In 1879, when there was British Rule in India, Lt. Col. Martin of Agar Malva was leading the army in the war against Afgha...
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From bottom left - SOMNATH, MALLIKARJUNA, MAHAKALESHWAR, OMKARESHWAR, BAIDHNATHESWAR, BHIMASHANKAR, RAMANATH, NAGANATH, VISHWANATH, TRYAMBAK...
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Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Musings on Shiva Ratri
In my trips to the jyotirlingas it is fairly apparent that they are not well maintained, case in example Bhimashankar, which is a rickety ride off the highway - on a very poor road. The temple itself can be maintained and provide lot more facilities to the pilgrims.
Whereas, when I see the temples out west, case in example Pittsburgh Hindu Temple, The Ashland Hindu temple in Massachussets, these are rolling with $$ and are constantly spending in the upkeep of the temple. The temples are indeed a pleasure to walk into. It should be noted that I am not implying that the budget is misused in the west, it is a capitalistic society and the money is well spent with resultant benefits to the temple visitors.
But what I would like to propose here is to have sister temples with each jyotirlinga - that will be in charge of donating a % of their donations to the renovation of these famous Shiva Mandirs. We will need to be vigilant to ensure that it is well spent and create a process in place, but we do need to think of the upkeep of these famous Shiva mandirs that piligrims go to much pain to visit and do darshan at.
My 2 cents on the occassion of Shiva Ratri , but hope to translate this into a $1 soon.
Welcome to the spirituality blog
This blog is an offshoot of a website that I had conceived as a result of the spiritual grace and resultant inspiration during Shivaratri Y2K (http://www.jyotirlinga.com) on the joy of Shiva Bhakti and my quest for spiritual progress. Not finding the time (yep, bad excuse!), this blog suits me fine in quickly adding content... my spiritual forays and thoughts - helps log them too. My spiritual journey started with Hinduism and it's simple stories/ teachings as far back as when I was a 2nd grader, with Lord Shiva and has now found convergence with Advaitism / Duality. The Advaitism gurus like Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi, Nisargadatta Maharaj; they have provided that spiritual boost of energy in many lagging moments and have tremendously influenced me ... little baby steps at a time... that will hopefully all lead upto a final crescendo. The merits of satsangh are many!
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