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Namaste, swami I would like to know when milk is offered onto shivling does it matter which side the spout faces becos my guru says the spout must be on the left side of shivling facing me. He says that when we pray we face east and the milk has to fall to the north side of shivling. I am a bit confused can u explain please.

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Dear Rakesh,

Namaskar.

What matters is only your devotion and it really does not matter to which direction the spout is and which direction the milk falls. Instead of concentrating on these details please concentrate on having devotion to Shiva.

With warm regards,

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