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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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For mass worship, temples are the convenient places and they confer manifold blessings, and it is enjoined by scriptures specifically; but for individuals, sequestered place is advocated, if their souls are highly evolved. Their manasa puja is superior and realisation also becomes quicker. The spiritually developed individuals, normally, evoke a mental image of God for contemplation and meditate upon Him sitting anywhere and doing at any hour. For commoners, bhahyapuja with all paraphernalia, like flowers, coconut, camphor, tambula etc., is indispensable. Temples, built and maintained by manavathavadis enable people to come in close contact with one another during congregational bhajans, satsang activities and the like. When people belonging to all castes and communities congregate at one pace and perform community worship, emotional integration develops unconsciously and binds them into one single entity. Don't the assembled raise their voices in unison, when the much-revered archamurti gleams into their sight on the' screen? Don't they jostle with one another often as they move forward in queues? Aren't they standing side by side, and one behind another, while prasad is distributed? Will the regionalism, or jingoism stand in the way of their unity in the sanctum? Sure, national integration then binds. them into one unbreakable oneness. Moreover, as the temples are adorned with sculptural beauty pieces, they instill the much-coveted aesthetism and make them the lovers of art, and finally adorers of mankind. This his been the motive behind the builders since the dawn of religion. Iconography, architecture, sculpture exercise their tremendous impact to make man as that man, who could stand on par with God.

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