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That Lord Siva To Be Adored
Index Author
Introduction Sivaparatattva And Its Import
Linga Puja Types of Linga
Materials For Making Linga Sivaparthivopasana
Sivabanopasana Sivalingopasana
Sivasakaropasana Siva Pancha - 
murthyopasana
Forms of Siva Modes of Siva Puja
Principal Names Of Siva Siva Mahima
Sivashta Murthis Kshitimurti
Chindambaram Tiruvannamalai
Tiruvanaikaval  Srikalahasti
Khatmandu The Suryamurti
Chandramurti Dwadasa Jyotrilingas
Pancharama Kshetras Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh Haryana
Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh
Bihar West Bengal
Assam Tripura
Bhuvaneswar Madhya Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Tamilnadu
Pondicherry Karnataka
Kerala Goa
Maharashtra Gujarat
Indonesia Sri Lanka
Vietnam Appendix
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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CHIDAMBARAM - THE SEAT OF AAKASALINGA

It is to this shrine the four great Saiva Samaya Acharyas Appar, Sambandar, Sundarar and Manikkavachakar are intimately connected and produced master pieces eulogizing their respective paths Charya, Kriya, Yoga and Jnana; it is on this temple towers the entire dance history through 108 modes of dance are carved with descriptions as given in the Bharata Natya Sastra; it is this kshetra, that gave liberation to several hundreds of devotees, like Sage Nanda, Tirunilakandanayanar, Vyagrapada, Patanjali etc., it is to this temple Chola kings made liberal endowments, like adorning the roof with gold plates;  it is here according to inscriptions Hiranya Varma Chakravarthi of Kashmir was cured of his leprosy with a single bath in temple Pushkarini as back as in 500 A.D.;  it is to this temple Nattukotti Chettiars vied with the royal families to making endowments, such as covering the ceiling with god etc., it is this presiding Lord that was ardently worshipped by imperial monarchs as the family deity;  it is here the King dancer Nataraja propounded the theory and function of dance Nataraja propounded the theory and function of dance forms representing the Primeval rhythmic energy.  And he dances to keeping up the life of cosmos, and it is to this temple, donors deemed it a great privilege to employing master builders, whose craftsmanship left it a sculptural treasure house and architectural museum.  Now let us enter the temple.

 

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