How many circumambulations should be made around lord Shiva temple?
Confused about how many rounds to make around the deity- Lord Shiva? On this page experts shall respond to your query.
Many of us go to the Temple to have darshan and do pradakshina of the Deity. People of different regions adopt different procedures with regard to number of Pradakshinas around the temple.
For example, the priests in Odisha won't allow you to make a full round at Lord Shiva mandir and you have to make three hemi-circular rounds which makes one and a half round pradakshin only.
While there would be three circular rounds around the temples of Shiva in the places at Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra and Maharastra.
What is the reason behind the different ways of approach for the same deity?
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