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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 - 
murthyopasana
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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KSHITIMURTI THE SEAT OF PRITHVILINGA - KANCHEEPURAM

Antiquity

Known reputation of this premier city, as recorded in the scriptures begins with an amorous quarrel between Adidampathis -- Uma and Maheswar.  When playing the game of dice as past time, Uma turned frivolous and insulted Maheswar.  Despite known for his placability -- the divine trait of forgiveness, he took the insult serious and cursed her to turn ugly and ungraceful.  When she made a tearful appeal for mercy, he said that she would be given her rightful place only on doing penance under a single mango tree at Kanchi.  Leaving Kailas, Parvathi came down to Kanchi and started tapas to get reinstatement with her Lord.  As directed, she prayed first to Lord Vishnu for grace.  Satisfied with her resolution, Maha Vishnu blessed her with former enchanting form together with a pair of captivating broad, dark eyes that enhanced her beauty a million fold.  She then acquired the hallowed name of Kamakshi, meaning thereby, she blesses her adorers for fulfilment of their desires by looking through her lovely eyes.

 

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