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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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The temple parts whether lofty or modest have their specific purposes. The tower to begin with, by the immensity of its height shape and sculpture awakens the instincts of bhakti at mere sight. It is recorded that the tower is the sthulalinga, while the Sivalinga inside is the sukshmalinga. Beautification of tower with images of gods create in people the feeling of godawareness, when seen even from a distance, and importantly it enables some unfortunate people adore the sthula linga, being forbidden to enter due to sectarian traditions of the bygone past. Devout bhaktas join their palms and utter the names of presiding deities, either in loud tones or muffled voices at the sight of towers, visible for miles around. On reaching and taking bath in the temple Pushkarini, which normally has fantastic origin, they prostrate before the tower since it bears the images on its tall broad surface almost all the worshipful deities. On crossing the portal, according to sculptural commandments, they have to worship Lord Vmayaka, the remover of all obstacles in every venture although there are innumerable icons, each with a power of its own and deep esoteric significance. Forgetfulness of this leads to disaster, be it the heavenly beings, or manavasreshthas. So agrapuraja is to be made to Vinayaka Bhagawan.

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