A temporary Maha Shivalingam of 108-foot is ready for Shivaratri Puja in Gymkhana Grounds, Secunderabad (Hyderabad) for Maha Shivaratri 2011. This Maha Shiva Lingam is funded by the Sri Vijayananda Guru Seva Samiti Charitable Trust. It is known to be the tallest Shivalingam ever to be built in India. Trust members say that the Maha Shivalingam will remain in place till Maha Shivaratri 2011 i.e. 3 March 2011. It is one of the programs to be conducted under Dharma Rakshana Mahayagna Sapthaham, a yagna for universal peace. The public will be allowed to have the darshan of 108 feet Shivalinga till 12 March 2011.
Shivaratri 2011 Puja Schedule or timings:
6.30 am – 8.30 am Rudrabhishekam
8.30 am – 9.30 am Sahsra Namarchana
10.00 am – 1.00 pm Poornahuthi
2.30 pm – onwards Laksha Pushparchana Special Abhishekam with 108 Dravyas . Naivedya Pooja with 108 Varities of sweets.
Poojas will be performed to maha shiva lingam of 108 feet by a crane. Laksha pushparchana will be performed by helicopter followed by shiva kalyanam.