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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 - 
murthyopasana
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
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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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KHATMANDU - THE SEAT OF YAJAMANMURTI

Archamurthi

Lord Maheswar in the name of Pasupathinath is worshipped here in the form of linga. It is about three and a half feet in height and is installed on a high pedestal. The august linga has four faces sculptured on four sides. Each is a sculptural marvel, and its facial features and beautifully executed. All the four faces seem exuding compassion to the devotees, but to the wicked and vicious, they strike terror and send them to Mrithyuloka. Of the four, the one facing the south has a characteristic terrific aspect. The wicked are mortally afraid to look at it even for a split second. It is roudra that emanates from it for them when look at it. The pitiless mood it represents caused death in some cases. There is a story current that Mukundsen, a remorseless invader, who raided and plundered Khatmandu with a sword in one hand and fire in the another looked at this face, when came to destroy it. A straight look at it shook him to his foundations, as chill passed through his spine instantaneously. Unable to stand its fierceness, he mounted his horse and dashed off homewards. Alas, his corpse alone reached home. Such is the terror the face strikes to 'the wicked, but, for the virtuous, it emits rays of compassion and sends thrills of bliss. The priests offer several kinds of prayer services to the presiding deity as done to its counter parts in India. Hours spent in the campus seem like a fleeting moment and it leaves an indelible impression on the minds. The visitors lock it up in their minds to be cherished for ever. A visit lifts ! A sight emancipates !! And the memory recreates the whole sublimity in a flash and plunges one in ecstatic raptures of blissful joy, if recalled. (For some more details vide No. 2 of AGS)

 

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