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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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Now visualise the demonstration of dance-Parvati, His consort, according to agama sastras stands to the right, and the sage Bringi, or Bhadrakali to the left. The prabhamandala around the dancing Siva resembles the orb of the Sun. The ayes bear resemblance to that, of the eyes of Kurari bird. Thus equipped, Siva dances and it symbolises the five fold activities or the pancha kriyas - sristi creation, sthiti - preservation, samhara - destruction, tirobhava illusion and anugraha - grace. Listen to the meaning of the symbols - creation emerges from the Dhamaru; protection from the abhayahasta; destruction from fire, refuge and release from the foot held aloft. This redeems souls from bondage and bestows on them eternal bliss.

Realising this form and grasping its import, perhaps, Tirumular hails - Chidambaram, the august seat where Nataraja performed Bhujangatrasa, one of the nine principal varieties, is everywhere, everywhere His dance. It takes place in the heart and self of every individual. Lord Siva - the Pasupati snaps the pasa binding pasu to this transitory sin-ridden world. The place where the Lord dances is the smasana, symbolises as heart and the burnt out object is the ego or karma.

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