Devotee anointing Lord Shiva with 10 kg of Ice…


Devotee anointing Lord shiva with 10 kg of…

The news of an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva living in Palakollu, Andhra Pradesh had ice cream of anointing for Lord Shiva as Ksheer. Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple, one of the Pancharama Kshetras, is now spreading like wildfire among the locals. Crowds also flocked to the temple to see Lord Shiva in ice cream attire. The material that is usually offered to the Lord will be given to all devotees who come to the temple. Because it means devotees will be blessed with the unique offering that God initiates. Although it is customary for devotees to visit temples and shrines in large numbers during the festival season, it can be said that people who visit this particular temple go there to obtain delicious offerings.

It is because the devotees who come here offer milk or yogurt as an anointing to the Lord. Apart from these, some offer prayers to the deity by offering honey, sugar and various fruit juices. Some will even offer a goblet of water as an anointing. It is believed that the Lord will bless them by performing the ritual. This is why the deity of the temple is called ‘Bhola Shankara’.

But Devella narasimha Murthy from Palakollu became very popular in his area by anointing 10 kg of ice cream to Lord Shiva. As the ice cream was poured over the Shivalingam and it was situated around the deity, a large number of devotees lined up and went to see the magnificent sight.

Likewise, the great thing was spoken of devotees queuing in long queues at the famous temple to taste the cold ice cream offered.

Generally, offerings are made in all Hindu temples. In some of these temples, special offerings like this are offered.


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