Two videos of a lingam and panipitha

The video below I got sent today, and the one above a bit earlier. On these can be seen how the lingam and panipitha I carved out of granite got a waterflow. The lingam is a symbol for Shiva, and is regarded by believers not just as an image, but as Shiva itself. During a ritual of ablutions (abhishekam) , during recitation of Vedic chants, water is poured over the lingam. …Read the whole article…

Inbetweens: a water spiral for the panipitha

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After the panipitha was completed (see photos of the process here) there had still something to be found to deal with that water flowing off of it.

It is intended that in the future, a constant stream of water will flow over the big black lingam , which will eventually be diverted into the canal through a stainless steel gutter in the garden. In order to catch the water that flows from the spout of the panipitha on, I thought of a spiral shape, with a nod to the work of Viktor Schauberger, who kept stressing the importance of the vortex when dealing with water. This way, a religious object will get an alternative scientific touch as well. …Read the whole article…