Brahma Kumari Vidyalaya installs 11-ft ice linga at Hebbal

Shiva temples across the city have made elaborate arrangements for Mahashivaratri festival to be celebrated on Monday.

While Prajapathi Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya has installed an 11-ft ice linga at Sumangali Sevasharama Ground in Hebbal, organisers of the festivities at Sri Mahaganapathi temple on Malleswaram East Park Road claimed that one lakh pearls will adore the idol of Sri Marakatheshwara Swamy.

At Rajajinagar Bashyam Circle, R.V. Bhadraiah Stores has unveiled a giant Rudraksha garland weighing over 300 kg. The garland has 50,108 Rudrakshas and has been prepared using copper wires. According to the organisers, the garland will be on display for a fortnight before it is handed over to Yediyur Siddalingeshwara Swamy.

Arrangements have been made for the festival at the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Swamy temple at Gavipuram Guttahalli. Cultural and religious programmes and distribution of prasadam have been scheduled for Monday, a release said.

Similarly, at the Sri Kasi Viswanathar Temple in Vannarpet, the 125{+t}{+h}year celebrations of the temple are being observed on Monday along with the festival. Classical dance and music have been arranged.

The Nidumamidi Mahasamsthana Matha and Manava Dharmapeeta has organised Shivotsava 2012, a workshop on Shiva Samskruthi at Sri Jachani Adhyayana Peeta and Research Organisation. The discussions will revolve around Shiva culture in various States across the country.

At Shivapanchayatana Sannidhi at Andrahalli, K.R. Chandra Kumar Nayak will attempt a record for Dasha Shivatandava performed on the big toe. The attempt to perform Dasha Shivatandava for 12 hours will be done along with folk artistes.

Rudrabhisheka and Mrutyunjaya Homa have been scheduled in many Shiva temples. Celebrations have been planned at Mahadeshwara temple at Kamakshipalya, Sri Sadashiva temple in Lingarajapuram, Gayatri temple in Yeshwanthpur, among others.

  • One lakh pearls will adorn idol at Malleswaram

  • Giant Rudraksha garland at Bashyam Circle in Rajajinagar