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THAT LORD SIVA TO BE ADORED - INDEX

Author

Introduction

Introduction about Author K.K.Moorthy.

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Certainly, there can be no two opinions on the intentions of the humanist sage-seers in causing the temples built by ruling class since the blossoming of theism.

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Sivaparatattva And Its Import

Linga Puja

It is better to begin with the beginning.

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According to scriptures ' lingam' - phallus, a cylindrical form with rounded top, made of black mostly,  is a  combination of two words - 'leenam and gamayati' .

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Types of Linga  

Materials For Making Linga 

This august linga is mostly made of saligram, but several other objects are also used,....

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Garuda purana lists down elaborately the different mateiral with which the Siva lingas are made....

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Sivaparthivopasana

 Sivabanopasana  

In addition to offering worship to the Lingas of different kinds enumerated above,

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The emergence of this type of worship has a fascinating background...

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Sivalingopasana 

Sivasakaropasana 

Equating linga with that Omnipresent Siva and  offering prayer services to it, like archana, abhisheka, harati etc.,....

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Highly evolved souls among mankind practice Nirakara, nirgunapuja,

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Siva Panchamurthyopasana 

Forms of Siva 

This is given elaborate treatment is the Siva purana.

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The humanist sage-seers invested the Supreme Being with several forms.

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Modes of Siva Puja  

Principal Names Of Siva

Various Types of Siva Puja....

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As Linga, an inanimate material object is used for representing Siva

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Siva Mahima

Sivashta Murthis  

Bhava, Hara, Mruda and Siva represent the qualities he possess for creating, maintaining and destroying the worlds.

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Living creatures are made of Panchabhutas; this is scriptural truth.

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Kshitimurti - The Seat Of Prithvilinga  

Chindambaram - The Seat of Aakasalinga - 

Kanchi enjoys the rare privilege of treasuring up a unique temple culture...

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Say Childambaram and look !  There emerges then on the mental screen the rhythmic foot work and.....

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Tiruvannamalai - The Seat Of Tejoinga 

Tiruvanaikaval - The Seat Of Jalalinga 

Tiruvannamalai Tirukkoil, considered as one of the Panchabhutasthalas is a reputed Saiva Kshetra of perennial significance of the highest order. 

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It is one of the Panchabhutasthalas called by different names, such as Tiruvanaikkaval, Jambukeswar etc....

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Srikalahasti - The Seat Of Vayulinga 

Khatmandu - The Seat Of Yajamanamurti

Sri Kalahasti is a combination of three words SRI+KALA+HASTI.....

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The  Yajamanamurti of Siva draws our attention and merits elucidation.

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The Suryamurti - One Of The sivastamurtis

Chandramurti - One Of The Sivashtamurtis

Then comes the Aditya - Surya representing Sun-God as one of the forms Sivashtamurtis.

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Similarly the Moon-God standing for the Chandramurti, one of the Ashtamurthis of Siva is to be adored,....

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Dwadasa Jyotrilingas 

Pancharama Kshetras  

The list and importance of Dwadasa Jyotirlingas....

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The list and importance of Pancharam Kshtras....

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Temples In Kashmir  

Temples In Himachal Pradesh 

The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Kashmir....

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The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Himachal Pradesh...

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Temples In Haryana  

Famous Siva Shrines In Rajasthan

The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Haryana...

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The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Rajasthan...

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Temples In Uttar Pradesh

Temples In Bihar  

The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Uttar Pradesh...

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The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Bihar....

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Temples In West Bengal

Shiva Temples In Assam 

The list of Siva Temples in West Bengal.

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This capital city of Assam State, besides housing the famous Kamakhya temple, dedicated to Makali,....

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Temple in Tripura

Shiva Temples In Orissa

The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Tripura....

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The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Orissa...

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Temples In Madhya Pradesh  

Temples In Andhra Pradesh 

The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Madhya Pradesh...

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The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Andhra Pradesh...

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Siva Temples in Tamilnadu

Shiva Temples In Pondicherry 

The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Tamilnadu....

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The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Pondicherry....

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Siva Tample In Karnataka  

Siva Temples In Kerala 

The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Karnataka...

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The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Kerala....

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Siva Temples In Goa 

Siva Temples In Maharashtra 

The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Goa....

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The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Maharahtra

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Siva Temples In Gujarat 

Temples In Indonesia 

The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Gujarat...

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The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Indonesia....

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Siva Temples In Sri Lanka 

Siva Temples In Vietnam  

The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Sri Lanka...

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The list of Shiva Temples and their importance in Vietnam...

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Appendix 

Brief Notes about Saivism...

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