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Appendix
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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APPENDIX NO - I 

When its credibility gathered momentum, it encircled far off places both in west and east and became a religion of supreme significance.  One of the oldest religions having its roots in the prehistoric times. As a concept of culture and high living it exerted tremendous influence in the dateless past, as a matter of fact. All but due to the services of dedicated humanist pravaktas, who crossing oceans and striding across the high peaks and unpassable deserts preached and successfully converted the aliens to a commendable degree. What all they believed, preached and practiced is - the much publicized aspects of Satchit-Ananda are nothing but the manifestations of Lord Siva. He is the TRUTH, KNOWLEDGE and BLISS, in other words LIFE, LIGHT and LOVE, as some termed them. Saivates adore Siva as the Supreme God, and He manifests as Sakti also. And all other worship deities are none other tan Siva, they aver. He is the cause of all, and as such true worshippers of Siva, it is observed, experience an inexplicable thrill at the mention of His name and feel His grace hovering over them increases to encompass their whole being. It is no exaggeration to say that momentary pleasure transforms itself into permanent bliss ending in Sayujya mukti - merging of individual self into that Universal Self. Several saint - seers and celebrated philosophers advanced their own findings to instill this truth through devotion that can be obtained by rituals and h and hence the emergence of many cults, creeds, and schools oft very same philosophy like Advaitha, Pratyabhijna darsana, Pasupatha, Virasaiva, Hatakeswar, Saiva Siddhanta etc., to mention a few. As the terms they used are manyy, so are the ways they suggested. Technical terms such as chit, achit and Iswara signifying soul, prakrit and ,purusha by advaitha school, come nearer to pati, pasu and pasa in Saiva Siddantha standing for God; soul and bondage respectively. Each sect has its own distinct phraseology and it tries to establish its supremacy. The goal, of course, remains constant - emancipation of soul. Let us have a bird's eye view of the major creeds and their relative claims for superiority. Better begin with Saiva Siddhanta, the most popular one in Tamil Nadu.

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About Appendix No - I
Saivism - A Survey..Pg1 
Saivism - A Survey ..Pg2
You are Here! Saivism - A Survey..Pg3
Saiva Siddhanta School..Pg1
Advaitha School..Pg1
Advaitha School..Pg2
Advaitha School..Pg3
Virasaiva School...Pg1
Its Special Features..Pg1
Its Special Features..Pg2
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