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That Lord Siva To Be Adored
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Introduction Sivaparatattva And Its Import
Linga Puja Types of Linga
Materials For Making Linga Sivaparthivopasana
Sivabanopasana Sivalingopasana
Sivasakaropasana Siva Pancha - 
Forms of Siva Modes of Siva Puja
Principal Names Of Siva Siva Mahima
Sivashta Murthis Kshitimurti
Chindambaram Tiruvannamalai
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Khatmandu The Suryamurti
Chandramurti Dwadasa Jyotrilingas
Pancharama Kshetras Kashmir
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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
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Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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Uniqueness of Yajamanamurti Kshetra

The  Yajamanamurti of Siva draws our attention and merits elucidation. It is established in the scriptures, that the Pasupathinath image installed in the Khatmandu Siva temple of Nepal stands for the Yajamanamurti of Siva. It is the last aspect of His Ashtamurtis. It represents the collective innate superciliousness born of performing sacrifices and good acts - samishtisatkarma yagnahankarajnana. Here the archamurti, unlike the Siva lingas seen in all places, reveals in the form of man with four heads facing the four directions. The faces appear alike in expression to the distant view, but not so when examined at close quarters. At least in one, there is a slight variation and it is quite discernable. It represents a terrific aspect and it is facing the South. It strikes terror first and foremost. For a detailed account, let us visit the temple and avail the darsan of Siva, the Lord of destruction. It is from this shrine sacred we learn that the Rudra aspect of Siva finds justification and the Lord squarely deals with man's atrociousness at the opportune time in the fittest manner.

This temple is situated in Khatmandu, the capital of Nepal, a tiny, mighty, lone, independent Hindu kingdom, lying a little beyond Bharatakhanda, but bordering on its northern bounds in the Himalayan region. And is sharing many characteristic features of Aryan culture, although retaining a distinct quality of its own. Let us reach the temple.


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