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Sahasra Linga Puja

Ravichandran M. Kaushika & Volunteers


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Version 1.0, Fall 2012. First version.


Version 1.1, Spring 2014. Contains corrections based on suggestions from the original Telugu text,
Sanskrit grammar corrections, and new schematic diagrams.
Verion 1.2, Fall 2014. Contains corrections based on suggestions from priests and other experts.
Version 1.3, Fall 2015. Contains corrections based on suggestions from priests and other experts.
Version 1.4, Winter 2015-16. Contains corrections

Table of Contents
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Acknowledgments ..................................................................................................................................... ii
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Introduction
Sahasra linga puja is predominantly done in Andhra Pradesh. Due to this reason, procedures for this puja
are not available in any other language. This document was created for the benefit of devotees who do
not know Telugu.
In this first version of this document, the core stotrams, and related material have been included. When
time permits, location of each set of shiva lingams will be included. Since pictures have to be carefully
drawn, it might take some time. Pictures describing the layout are available and readable by devotees of
all native languages. For the above mentioned reasons, pictures of the layout for each step (aavaranam)
are not included in this version.
This layout (kalpam) of 1116 shiva lingams is present in Tanguturu, near Ongole, Prakasham District,
APs shiva temple.
If readers feel the need to contribute for the effort of the author, they may feel free to contribute to one of
the following organizations:
1. Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas: http://www.omkarananda-ashram.org/ - they have created
Sanskrit 2003 font used in this document. It has a pleasing look and follows current Devanagiri
writing and printing style.
2. Swami Paramarthananda Ashram in Madras/Chennai: http://www.vedantavidyarthisangha.org/,
3. Swami Omkarananda http://vedaneri.org/AboutSSO.aspx, or
4. Any money other organizations that care for the poor people as the readers feel fit.
This document like any other is bound to have mistakes please feel free to report the changes needed
and comments to mravichandran @ hotmail. Com.

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Acknowledgments
This document would not have been without help and support for a lot of sources. The names of people
who helped are listed in the chronological order of their timely help:
1. Shri Chandrasekar Bodapati of Irving, TX for lending Telugu scripted pooja procedure books for
an extended period of time and for praying for a successful completion of this effort.
2. Shrimati Revathi Ram of Irving, TX initiated the activities with good intentions and contributed
to the purvanga puja in a significant way.
3. Shri PN Seetaraman avargal was greatly instrumental in getting the document to its current
shape. He had patiently transliterated 16 aavaranams and purva anga puja from Telugu script to
English and Tamil. Before his visit to the USA, he served in Andhra Pradesh as a senior
professor in various colleges and retired as a Principal from Government City College,
Hyderabad, AP.
4. Ms Gomathy Periathiruvadi of Irving, TX for assisting in typing reading and support.
5. Thanks are due to Shri Swaminath Sastrigal of Charlotte, NC and Shri P Mahalingam Sastrigal of
DFW Hindu Temple, Irving, for their pointed suggestions in puja related matters and appropriate
directions.
6. Thanks are due to Dr. Rangarajan G priest of Tampa, FL who suggested changes to improve this
document.
7. Mr. Mark Hill (www.markhill.com), a colleague of the author provided valuable suggestions to
create thematic pictures using GIMP and trained the author with tricks and tips. Without this
guidance, this document would be without the thematic pictures.
8. Dr. Kaushal Kapoor of New Delhi who kindly consented to proof read this and to make
suggestions. Dr Kapoor had spent an endless amount of her personal time to improve this
document.
9. Thanks to publishers of Veda Mantrams books that have been scanned to expedite the release of
this document; the names of books and publishers have been indicated separately at the end of the
document.
10. Thanks are due to my family members, Smt. Vijayalakshmi, Kumaris Sai-Mathangi and
Abhirami for their patience and understanding for the time away from them while typing this
document.
11. Above all, I would like to thank Lord Shiva for his blessing to continuing this document.

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procedures are present in all books and hence it will be presented in future version of this document.

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Kalpam Layout
This layout is presented in an expanded view for reference.

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In each step (), puja is being done to a set of shiva lingams. The location of those shiva lingams are
indicated schematically in the original texts. They will be included in future versions of this document. For the
time being, readers are encouraged to use the kalpams presented in the previous chapter.



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Prathama avaranam consists of 8 directional gods (); offerings are made starting from the eastern side
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Twelve Adityas 1 each in cardinal direction and 2 each in inter-cardinal direction or corner form the second


avaranam. Following mantras are a part of

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References

Maha Rudra Yagnam (2009). Sree Vinayaka Mandir Committee, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi 110023, 3rd
edition.

Taittriya Mantrakosha : (2009). Sri Ramakrishna Math Printing Press, Mylapore, Chennai 600014
Published on 17 Jan 2009.

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