Linga Jirnoddhara: The Science of Restoration of Shivalinga in Temples — #SangamTalk By Ponni Selvanathan

This is a very interesting and enlightening talk by Ponni Selvanathan. She discusses in detail how and when temples need restoration and renovation and the ways to do it according to the shastras. In the course of her talk she also explains the temple architecture and the importance to go by prescribed rules while designing a temple. Then she goes on to describe in detail the types of Shivalingas and their main features.Her main focus is on Jirnodhara or renovation of Shivalingas and Shivalayas of different categories.

Hindu Temple traditions have ‘Shivalinga’ is the primal form. Scripture reveals that various Lingas are worshiped for each one with their own purpose and also describes remedies to restore them. Hence, Linga Jirnoddhara focuses on Repairs renovation and restoration of Shivalinga unraveling the scientific aspects of the practice.


Ponni Selvanathan, a writer and researcher, is a lauréat from Cambridge University Syndicates and an executive business graduate from Adams Smith University, USA. She is backed with more than 15 years of experience in operations of Temple architecture and sculptures under the aegis of Padmabhushan. Dr. Ganapathi Sthapati. (View More)


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