September 6, 2016

Sahasra Linga – Sirsi

Sahasra Linga is located seventeen kilometres from Sirsi In the northern part of Karnataka known as Uttara Kanara.

One can see hundreds of Shivalingas carved in stones and rocks in the middle of the river.

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The river is called Shalmala. All the statues are washed by this holy river water for ever.

During Hindu festival Shivratri thousands of pilgrims visit this place and offer pujas.

One advantage of visiting this place during Shivratri is the water level in the river is low and most of the Lingas are visible with their bases called Yonis.

No one knew when and who carved them. People visit this spot for its scenic beauty as well. This place is situated in the middle of forest in the Western Ghats.

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