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Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Uniqueness Sources
The Episode Of Sri Kala & Hasti
Kannappa Nayanar Siva Panchakshari Mantra
Holy Thirthas What To Adore
Sri Kalahasteeswar Mandir The Mother's Mandir
Places Historicity
Swarnamukhi... Worth Visiting
Sukhabrahmasram Kailasasram
Battinyyakona Yerupedu
Giri Pradakshanam Conveyance
Kinds Of Sevas Temple Timings
Abhishek Timings Periodical Festivals
Chief Festivals Annadana And Its Efficacy
Emblems Of Siva Siva Panchakshari Mantra
Constructive Programmes  
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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This penta syllabic word "NAMASIVAYA", consisting of 10 letters is a potent chant with deep mystic significance. It simply means "I bow to Siva", but it is endowed with such mysticism and infinite power that it blesses the chanter with an invulnerable armour that he comes out victorious in every venture he undertakes. Normally it is imparted to the disciple or sadhaka by the Guru - preceptor at the time of initiation to join into the fold of Saivism. The sadhaka is enjoined to chant it prefixing it, with the pranava AUM invariably. Hence twice blessed - two flowers at a single pick, in a way. Importantly, it is one of the three Saiva emblems, the others being smearing of sacred ash and wearing of Rudraksha mala, going by the name of visible emblems discussed above. And the panchakshari is a mental one, so invisible.

A peep into the depth of meaning of each syllable visualizes its, inner potentialities and vine powers. The syllable `YA' placed at the end stands for the soul and yearns to attain oneness with SI, the third syllable representing Siva; VA, the fourth syllable stands for the grace that comes only from SI preceding it; but its knowledge is fettered by MA, the bond, binding one to this mundane world; the first syllable NA signifies the power of obscuration which causes the soul YA to be bound and obscures its vision.


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