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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 - 
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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The Temple

It is built on the bank of Vangmati and is the haven of religious life of the entire nation. It is a two-storied shrine and resembles a pagoda types of shrine in its external appearance. The roofs are glided, and its silver plated facade attracts and detains the devotees with its architectural adornments for hours. The dwajasthambha and the entrance are elegantly made and are maintained neatly. The courtyards are vast and the garbha griha is built on a higher plane, and surrounded by spacious verandahs with flights of steps on four sides. Many mini-shrines and niches are adorned with several deities of the Hindu pantheon. Next to the temple lies a small pagoda for the Goddess Bachchla or Vatsala, where once human sacrifices were offered on the Sivaratri day. Another deity that attracts attention is Narayana which is housed in the first prakara. It is believed that the whole statue was sculptured in a single night, so, it is a piece of beauty worthy of seeing.

In the second prakara there are hundreds of lingas in rows in a enclosure with adequate space for movement and worship by the devotees.


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