Kerala priest to hold Prathishta ceremony at world's tallest Shivalingam-shaped temple in Assam
Periya: The world’s tallest Shivalingam-shaped temple has been constructed at Puranigudam in Nagaon in Assam. The Prathishta ceremony will be conducted from February 22 to March 3 under the auspices of Kasaragod Periya native Vishnu Prasad Hebbar of Gokulam Goshala.
The 136-feet tall temple is constructed in the shape of Shivalinga and the Lord Mahamrithyunjaya Deva is the idol to be installed here. About 250 priests will go to Assam to participate in the ceremony.
The place is considered to be the location where Hiranyakashipu meditated as per mythology. Many traditional rituals will take place as part of the temple’s opening. Instrumental musicians and Vedic priests from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Goa also are going to attend the ceremony.
Vishnu Hebbar has been the spiritual and astrological adviser of Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for the last 10 years. The Prathishta ceremony is organised under the leadership of a committee headed by the minister.