"Life is beautiful, life is great! A little bit of sugar, a little bit of spice...a dash of lime and a bite of chili..Its all part of the game called Life!" I would like to invite one and all to join me in this wondrous journey of Celebration of the different aspects of life as I share some of my sweet, sour, bitter and spicy experiences. Thoughts, feelings and dreams can never be restricted or confined by boundaries and I am setting them free to fly Sans Frontiers!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Ziro's Shivlingam, the largest Shivling in the world.
The largest Shivling in the world has been discovered not quite long ago by the people of Arunachal Pradesh in a town called Zero or Ziro also known as Apatani Plateau which is located at an altitude of 5754 ft. (1,780m) above sea level in Arunachal Pradesh of North East India. This high town is almost a level valley enveloped on all sides by pine clad low stooping hills. A small picturesque destination with the quietly flowing rivers of Subansiri, Nishi, Apatani, Dafla, and Miri along with the Pine and Bamboo groves, villages, a craft centre and Tarin Fish Farm makes this place an ideal place for trekking and hiking. Traditional indegenious methods of rice cultivation and the incorporation of fish farming in this place is also worth seeing.
Now, the people of this land happen to find a HUGE Shivlingam about 25ft tall and is still growing bigger. The Archeological Survey of India(ASI) has made many visits there for observation and many devotees of Lord shiva have been visiting this place in the recent months to have a view and worship this awesome Shivlingam. It seems that there is still a confusion as to whether this massive Shivling is to be termed as a Shivlingam or an Image of Lord Shiva because there are also 2 more stones next to it, which are believed to be Devi Parvati and Lord Ganesha.
This amazing place of worship is not yet declared as a pilgrim place and worshipers of this sacred place are hopping to have it recognized by ASI and other Hindu religious organisations as a place of pilgrimage. This, I hope and feel will be shortly in the near future.