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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

The Temple Complex

The temple goes by the name of Ekambaranathaswamy koil.  Adoration to this Kshitimurti brings forth fortune and fame.  It is the biggest and the most impressive temple in Siva Kanchi enshrining the Prithvi lingam representing the Earth aspect.  It is a huge temple with five prakaras and elaborately decorated towers.  The same mango tree under which she performed tapas is seen even today.  Almost all visitors pay obeisance to it due to its sanctity and antiquity.  The sculptural wealth of this temple offers of feast to the theists and connoisseurs.  Lord Siva is popularly adored as Ekambaranathaswamy here.  This Prithvimurthi is fairly a big  linga about three feet in height.  The special feature observed here the Earthern linga is given only Champakataila abhishek.  Abhishek with any liquid, just as milk, water, panner, curd, panchamrita is prohibited.  Almost all other ritualistic prayers are offered in accordance with Saivagamas.  All the periodical festivals as celebrated in the Sivaalayas are given the utmost importance.  Sundaramurti Nayanar worshipped the Lord and his lost eye sight was restored.  Tirukaruppu Thonda and Satyananda devotees were emancipated with this Lord's mercy.  The theists offer several types of prayer services during auspicious days with a gusto unprecedented, and involvement unparallaled.  Of the eight Sivashtamurtis, Prithvimurti it abiding in this place.  Hence this glory.  (For exhaustive account vide No.4 of the Abodes of Gods Series.  -- AGS).

 

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