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Amarnath Holy Ice Shivling Melts Completely Before Shravan Purnima in 2011

The holy Ice Shivling that formed in 2011 at the Amarnath Cave Shrine has melted completely – confirmed by Amarnath Shrine Board. The most important prayer and puja and the arrival of the Chhari Mubarak is to take place on August 13, 2011 on Shravan Purnima day. The melting of the holy Ice Shivling before the final prayer on Shravan Purnima also happened in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
This year record number of devotees had the darshan of holy ice Shivling at AmarnathCave – unofficially it is put at 700,000.
It is a miracle that the Shivling lasted this long because officially 615,000 people visited the Cave shrine in one month, starting from June 29, 2011. As per devotees, when the Holy Ice Shivling Melts at Amarnath it means Shiva has returned to Kailash Manasarovar.
The heat generated by the activity of more than half a million people is the main reason for the early melting of the Shivling. The only way to stop the early melting is to return to the original schedule of the Amarnath pilgrima…

Hindu Temple Builders – Sthapati – Traditional Temple Architects

Sthapati, traditional Hindu temple architects, are men who create the beautiful Hindu temples based on the glorious tradition of Shilpa and Vasthu. Thanks to the numerous new temples that are being built around the world, temple architects and sculptors are now popularly known as Hindu Temple Builders. They are in great demand and there is also a huge dearth of real talent. This is an attempt to create information about Sthapatis online.
Main aim is to collect contact information, addresses, website links etc.
Sri Vaidyanatha Sthapati Associates - Sri Vaidyanatha Sthapati Associates is a leading professional group in the field of Architecture and sculpture. The heritage of this Sthapati family is traced back Sthapati Kunjaramallan Rajaraja Perunthachan (11th century AD) who designed and built the great Brihadeeshwara Temple of Thanjavur.  (You can get more information about Sri Vaidyanatha Sthapati here at their official website.)
Contact information: Sri Vaidyanatha Sthapati Associates # …