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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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Uniqueness of Kshitimurthi kshetra

Kanchi enjoys the rare privilege of treasuring up a unique temple culture that none but Kanchi alone could claim equality with it in matters of spiritual height it scaled, commercial superiority it established and political might it displayed, since Vedic times.  Its unprecedented renown springing form more than one segment of national life carved out for itself a meritorious niche in the cultural history of our Akhanda Bharata Khanda.  Its religious tolerance and political stability were applauded by the incarnations of the august divinities.  And the inscriptional evidence available speaks volumes of its former glory.  So it is a temple city with a speciality of its own.

It is to this self-same place, Parvathi was directed to descend for doing penance to purge of the sin of insulting her own Pati; it is this city deemed by Lord Siva, one of his two eyes, the other being Kasi; it is this holy kshetra that enshrines the Prithvilinga regarded as the Prithvimurti of the Sivashtamurtis and one of the Panchabhutasthla lingas also; it is this Punya Kshetra that was on par with Kasi -- the much hallowed thirtha Kshetra, and also adorns the list of five indispensable pilgrim centres;  it is this Punya Kshetra that was chosen by Sankara Bhagavatpada for establishing one of the Kamakoti Peethas for spreading Vedic Dharma.


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