Question: What is the significance of giving one’s name, nakshatra and gotram while doing the abhishekam at Linga Bhairavi?
Sadhguru: These things were very significant and relevant when deities were created in a certain way. Indian culture was created with an understanding of the phenomenal complexity of life, but today this has become one big hotchpotch because invasions in the last 1800 years have seriously disturbed the instruments and institutions which transmitted this from generation to generation. Otherwise, this is a very sophisticated science.
At one time, every temple that was set up was a live temple. It was alive, not a doll that you go and worship. A live force was created of different calibres, categories, and qualities. People did not go to every temple. There were some temples which were for general wellbeing, where everybody went. But for specific purposes, people went only to their Kuladaivam (clan deity). This was a fabulous understanding of genetics and how it functions.
People did not go to every temple. There were some temples which were for general wellbeing, where everybody went.
Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to addressing all aspects of human wellbeing through yoga programmes, and social and environmental initiatives.