Linga Daana Nomu (Vratham of donating Lingams)

Linga Daana Nomu is a vrat of donating Shiva Lingams. It is observed in Karthika Masam as per Telugu calendar.

There is a special song dedicated to this vratham which is sung daily during Karthika Masam. And on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in Kartik Month, the Lingams are donated to a Brahmin.

Linga Daana Nomu Song

Karthika Maasamuna kaligi unnavaaru

Arthi chendaakunda haruni koluvanga

Lingamurthini unna shivuni bhakti thoda

Bangaru pramidalo padi vathhulunchi

Pooja chesina paina bhudevunokani

Bhojana samthrupthigaa chesi nilipi

Pacchi pokalathoti pandutakula thoti

Dakshina akshathalicchi dandammu cheya..

Shivuni daya kaligenu chittha shanty kalugu

Anthyana shivaloka sayujyamagunu

The above song is sung daily during this vrata in Karthik month and on Bahula Chaturdashi in the month, the Lingadaanam is performed. The performer should offer meals and the pramida (diya) made of silver, gold, or copper. The Deepa pramida is lighten with 10 wicks and donated to the Brahmin along with Dakshina and Tambulam.

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