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Appendix - Index Saivism - A Survey
Mysticism Of The cosmic Dance Emblems Of Siva
Temple Visit
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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Scriptures are vociferous in their emphasis and declare that Siva Himself is that Pranava, the premordial energy, instrumental for creation, protection and dissolution of the universes. Why then going further ? What then is Saivism is to be probed now although it means worshipping of Siva? Who is Siva ? SIVA is a Sanskrit word, and means `SUBHAM i.e. auspiciousness. It signifies goodness and happiness that spring from one's infinite faith in Siva and absolute unconditional surrender to His will. If professed so, the adorer becomes Saiva and receives Sivanugrah. What is Saivism?' deserves elucidation. Tirumular, one of the Tamil saints says - Sivanodu Sambandham sanal Saivam It means thereby that any relationship with Siva is called Saivism. Though brief, it embodies the essence and suffices the purpose. The first and foremost thing that it demands is one's relationship with Siva, the Supreme Reality and belief that, over and above Him nothing exists nor dominates, say visibly or invisibly. This was accepted, advocated and upheld by intellectuals, who propagated this central message. People followed. And so it became a religion of universal significance. It held its grip on the mass and class of people in India, the land of its origin.

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