A 1000 year old Shivalingam has been unearthed in Tamil Nadu reportedly through a dream of a devotee. Hindus of the locality were elated as the murti revealed itself on Deepavali day. Shiva bhaktas thronged the place as the news spread like wildfire and pujas were performed to the ancient Lingam.
Kandasamy, a farmer living in a village near Aravakurichi, Karur is said to have received a divine intervention in the form of a dream. He reportedly dreamt about a Shiva Lingam being buried under the earth in his ancestral land. Media reports say that there was a Shiva temple in the land centuries ago and it went under earth due to reasons unknown.
The message that there was a temple in the ancestral land was passed down through generations and the family kept performing pujas despite not knowing where the temple existed. After Kandasamy had the dream he discussed it with Sivanadiyars in the neighborhood and with their help dug up the land. The five feet tall Shiva Linga with its base was found along with the murti of Nandi Bhagwan.
As this happened on the day of Deepavali, Hindus were elated and thronged the place to offer worship and do pujas to the Lingam and Nandi. Revenue and Archeology officers were informed as per procedure and the murtis have been taken away for evaluation and research. Hopefully they are returned soon and get worshipped as per devotees’ wishes.
(This story has been reproduced here with permission from Hindu Post.)