Rare Spatika Shivling burgled from temple in Haveri
Haveri: Burglars have taken away rare Spatika (crystal) Shivling, which is also known as the biggest Spatika Shivling in south India, from the Lingadahalli village in Karnataka’s Haveri district.
The miscreants broke open the door of Lingadahalli Rambhapuri Hiremath and robbed the Spatika Shivling. The Shivling’s length and circumference were 13 inches each.
The incident that occurred on Monday night came to light on Tuesday. The burglars had struck when the seer of the math Veerabhadra Shivacharya Swami had gone out.
The police rushed to the spot and are investigating the case. Halageri police have registered a complaint in this regard.
The math is a known pilgrimage centre in the state. A total of 1,001 Shivlings are installed on the premises of the math.
It also houses replicas of 12 Jyotirlingas found across the country. The images of 18 Shakti Devatas are installed on the pillars of this math.
Veerabhadra Shivacharya Swami is a government worker and gives away all his salary to the math.
He manages his work in Haveri Electric Supply Company (HESCOM) and the affairs of the math as well.