Liṅgāṣṭakam – Śiva as Liṅga

Liṅgāṣṭakam is an octet (8 verses) offering salutations to Śiva in the form of Liṅga, the source of all creation. We praise Śiva the divine, as creator and creation, manifest and unmanifest, in the Liṅga.


Course objectives

At the end of this weekend workshop, you will:

  • Learn the hymn Liṅgāṣṭakam – following chandas (meter) and honouring Sanskrit pronunciation.
  • Briefly examine “Liṅga” as presented in scriptures.
  • What is special about Śiva as Liṅga?
  • Significance of Liṅgāṣṭakam.
Shiva linga
Shiva linga

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to your course
    5 minutes
  • Download your workbook
    2 minutes
  • Workshop replay
    120 minutes
  • Practice śloka -1
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 2
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 3
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 4
    15 minutes
  • Practice ślokas 1-4
    5 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 5
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 6
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 7
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 8
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 9 (phala-śruti)
    15 minutes
  • Practice complete Liṅgāṣṭakam
    5 minutes

Your Course Includes

Complete recording from 2 hour live workshop

The entire recording of the 2 hour workshop taught online in Feb 2023 is included with this course for the full “classroom” experience. 


Workbook with text in English transliteration, Devanāgari and significance.

Audio exercises

Additional audio exercises for each verse in the hymn, practising in small segments to full verses, helping students of all levels learn easily.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

As a self-paced course, students can start and finish at their own pace. Those registered for the LIVE workshop will receive details to join the live class via email.

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can come back to the material as you please.

Can I have face to face interaction with Instructor

Those registered for the LIVE workshop being taught on 4 March 2023 will be able to ask questions in the class. If study is through self-paced, there is no teacher interaction element to this course. But the recording from the live class is included for the “classroom” experience.

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