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Dry Weather Reveals Amazing River With Thousands of Shiva Lingas

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Recently, due to dry weather, the water level of the Shalmala river in Karnataka receded, revealing the presence of thousands of Shiva Lingas carved throughout the river bed. Because of these uncountable carvings, the place gets the name “Sahasralinga” (thousand Shiva Lingas).

Sahasralinga has become an important pilgrimage place. On the auspicious day of Mahashivaratri thousands of pilgrims visit Sahasralinga to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva. Each Lingam in the river has a matching carving of Nandi (the Bull carrier of Lord Shiva) facing it.

Shiva Lingas have been worshipped by Hindus for thousands of years. It represents divine power and energy. The worship of Shiva Linga was not confined to India only. Carvings of Shiva Lingas can be found throughout the world in nearly every ancient civilization.

Sahasralinga is a most beautiful place. It is located near Sirsi, in the state of Karnataka. It is on the way to Yellapur from Sirsi, around 17 kms from Sirsi. After Bhairumbe you will have to get down at a bus-stop called Hul Gol bus-stop and walk towards Hul Gol. From the main road it is a distance of around 2 kms.


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    • Factory Farms FEAR the MooCow

      How did they make those out of clay?
      Eat More GMO :mad:

      • The Clucker

        I think they carved them into the existing rock, MooCow.

      • Findottier

        It is true Kali yoga the age of darkness was like that. Anyhow the original wisdom of Indian yoga is something else than the present statue worship and we are heading to I think it was Satya yoga. You may see more here how the rise of Indian wisdom might still shine one day and take the world with surprise according these profecies;

    • Syco

      Cool find, one thing bothers me though, I would have expected erosion to have been more pronounced…

    • BStallard

      Finally an article worth reading,
      not like those dis information articles about the end of the world happending aug 12 or lat september!
      thank you so much for posting this!
      please dont stop an show us more,
      :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Pix

      Interesting stuff. They are used for fertility. the linga is the phallic part symbolic of male potency, the bowl is the symbolic yoni (female reproductive organs) being fertilised.

      This older linga example looks more like a penis.


    • Judge Roy Bean

      India is know for it’s vast pagan culture of worshiping false gods. Guess that is why as a nation, they have not been blessed.

      • gapatriot

        so are you a religion master?? who are you to say which religion is right? who says christianity is the real religion?I believe no religion its just another form of control,dont do this dont do that eat this not that,thats for any religion just another form of control.
        I bet your even against legalizing marijuana since you seem to be a bible thumper.But yet in the holy bible it states “i give you all plants bearing seeds” and you know what,marijuana is a seed bearing plant,put that in your pipe and smoke it.Bible thumper,holier than tho.

      • BleedingStar

        Yes cause yur religion is the ultimate one right? Get over yourselves. There are alot of religions in the world and there is no more proof yours is the right one then there is with any other religion. A bok written by man is not proof sorry chappy. :idea:

    • IronicMetaphors

      I am very interested to learn more about the origin of these carvings. Keep us updated!


      It is so cool that India was so far ahead time-wise and religion wise than some of the lesser countries..saying that India
      was already settled far ahead of Sumer.
      The Indus Valley civilization of ancient India was one of the earliest civilizations in world history. It was located in the north-western region of the Indian subcontinent, and its rise and fall form the first great chapter in the history of ancient India.

    • Equalizer

      Factory Farms Fear the MooCow & The Clucker…split personality.

      Same mindless protien product idiot, cluck you!

    • mothman777

      Such an immense amount of time has obviously been devoted to creating these carvings, that maybe the carving was not all done when the riverbed was exposed. Maybe yogis like this saint were secretly at work carving these magnificent forms whilst in a breathless state of meditation under the waves of the river.

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