amavasya and pournami

Amavasya and Pournami Days:

There is a natural upsurge of energies in the human body on these days. As a result, in the tradition, Amavasya (New Moon) and Pournami (Full Moon) days are held as special days for the spiritual seeker. Any sadhana performed on these days has a greater impact on the system.

When people see something as a higher possibility, when it touches them deeply, they naturally want to offer something. In that state of offering, a person is more receptive to what is available there. Twice a month, visitors are accorded the rare privilege and honor of personally making an offering of Ksheera (milk) or Jala (water) upon the Dhyanalinga. Ksheera is offered from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Jala from 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

As the Amavasya vibrations are especially conducive for men, the Dhyanalinga is open for them to meditate up to 1:00 a.m. on Amavasya nights, and similarly, as the Pournami vibrations are particularly conducive for women, the Dhyanalinga remains open for them up to 1:00 a.m. on Pournami nights.

Q&A Excerpts

What is the great significance of offering milk to the Linga when there is a shortage for the poor in tonnes of liters?

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