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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

According to tradition Nataraja emerged from this place.  Hence sanctity.  The sanctum of Devi Sivakama Sundari lies to the left of Nataraja's icon.  The beauty of the Murthis in glittering jewels and gorgeous robes feast the eyes.  Behind the image of Nataraja, there is a chakra.  The stone steps built to ascend the Chitsabha are five in number and mystically represent the five letters of the Panchakshara mantra - Na ma si va ya.  The doors bear the embossed represetation of the Sages Vyagrapada and Patanjali.  Adjacent to it lies the Kanaka sabha, where pujas are offered.  The ceiling and roofs of these two are covered with gold plates and go by the name of Ponnambalam.  The Subrahmanya temple lies next to Ambal temple.  It is also a piece of superb art.  Adjacent to this lies the Durga temple.  All are extremely superb both in architectural and sculptural points of view.  (For exhaustive information refer to No.4 of AGS).  The third of the Sivashtramurtis is Tejomurti found in Tiruvannamalai. Now .... 

 

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