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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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Pratyabhigna Darsana Schhol: It came to fore only in the eleventh century and rather confined itself to Kashmir alone. It resembles the Saiva siddhanta philosophy of Tamil Nadu, but did not exert as much grip as that of Saiva Siddhanta. It was expounded by Abhinavagupta. Next comes Hatakeswaropasana.

Hatakeswaropasana School:  It has a fascinating beginning. According to legend, when Siva was found roaming about like a half naked fakir, in the country of Anartha, in forlorn state after the death of Sati the hermits dwelling there found it indecent and unbearable, and so cursed Him. At once the Linga that was given to them by Siva Himself went to Patala. At the devout prayers to Brahma, they were given Hatakalinga for regular worship and it was called Hatakeswaralinga. One pious bhakta by name Chitra Sarma drawn irresistibly to this Linga offered prayers with unparalleled fervor. His prayer services were praise-worthy and they attracted huge following. Pleased with austere life and erudite scholarship, Siva approved his plea for introducing Saivaaradhana according to his way. This bhakti cult gathered momentum and spread that entire region of Vadnagar also called Chamatkarpur then. And with the patronage of rich philanthropists, Chitra Sarma built 68 temples for Siva and became the founder of Hatakeswaropasana. And his cult had its own philosophy and earned great following.

Now examine the Virasaiva school, which originated in the state of Karnataka and is enjoying even now large following.

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