It was in the month of November, 1961, a villager went to collect cane in the dense forest of Rangaphahar reserve forest where he found a big stone lying which was almost covered by leafs and ropes. Seeing the stone he decided to sharpen his machet (dao) on it. When he did so, a kind of liquid like substance oozed out from the stone. He was very much surprised and returned home after collecting the cane. On that night he saw a dream where a Saint appeared before him and said that, "I am the stone where you had sharpen your machet (dao) today and, I am Lord Shiva, so kindly inform the villagers". But he did not take the dream seriously. Though he dreamt the same dream for three times he took it lightly, but on the fourth dream he was warned by the Saint that if he fails to inform the villagers something bad would befall on him.
After that, he narrated the dream to the villagers, accordingly the village leaders, villagers and priest of Singrijan went to the spot, where it was found lying in the dense forest. The priest and villagers present, seeing the stone confirmed that it is indeed "SHIVA LINGAM". The people present tried their best to make the stone stand, but in vain. The villager priest advised all the villagers to pray at their respective homes so that, they find a way to make the lying 'SHIVA LINGAM' stand. An old man of the village saw a dream that the "SHIVA LINGAM" can be made to stand only if seven unmarried holy girls (seven Kanya) offers milk and pray over there. Accordingly it was performed and the the villagers were able to make the stone (Shiva Lingam) stand. Thereafter, people started to worship the stone. A temporary temple has been establish on the same spot by the villagers of Singrijan in the year of 1961.
The first "SHIVA RATRI" Utsav was celebrate on 22nd February and then, every year the "Maha Shivaratri Utsav" has been celebrated in this temple with lakhs of devotees coming from all over the country.
|October 24, 2009|
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