21-foot-tall ‘Coconut Shivaling’ main attraction this Shivaratri

People can have ‘Linga Darshana’ from March 7 to 13 at Lalitha Mahal Grounds

Mysuru ( Karnataka ): A 21-foot-tall Shivalinga made out of coconuts will be the prime attraction during the Mahashivaratri celebrations in Mysuru City. This linga is being installed by Brahma Kumaris at Lalitha Mahal grounds and will be open for the general public from March 7 to 13 between 6 am and 10 pm IST.

Disclosing this at a news conference at Pathrakarthara Bhavan, Brahma Kumari BK Vani, In-charge of the Alanahalli branch of Brahma Kumaris, said the institution has been celebrating the Shivaratri festival in a unique manner for the last so many years. This year, they have decided to install a 21-foot tall Shivalinga made out of coconuts.

Brahma Kumari Manjula, In-charge of the Saraswathipuram Service center, said the Shivalinga is being prepared by those artists who make tableau during the Dasara procession. As many as 20 artists are using 8,000 coconuts for this project. The height of the Shivalinga will be 21 feet with an 18-foot width.

Krishnaraja, MLA, S.A. Ramdas will inaugurate the Mahashivarathri celebrations on March 7 at 4.30 pm. Sri Somanatha Swamiji of Adichunchanagiri Mutt, Mysuru, will be present. Rajayogini Brahma Kumari Sharada of Mandya Branch will be gracing the occasion.

Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Chairman H.V. Rajeev, Corporator Roopa, and Hassan Branch Rajayogini Brahma Kumari Meena will be the chief guests.

She said there will be special discourses daily evening on various topics.

BK Nagaraju, BK Pruthivijit and BK Sudha were present at the press meeting.

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