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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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SIVAPARATATTVA AND ITS IMPORT

This is explained the sloka-
   

' Aakasam lingam, ithyuktam prithvi, tasya peethiliaa,
 
Aalayah, sarvadevanam layanam lingam Vuchyate".

Everything is abiding in it. So it is appropriately called Linga. Offering worship to LINGA, representing, SIVA, SAKTI and all GODS dates from the pre-historic times and has formed the basic layer of religious life in India. Moreover, Siva is rated higher than all the gods. His popularity too is admirably greater. Scriptures with one voice proclaim this truth - the Linga, His symbol merits prostrations at mere sight. Staunch Vaishnavates claim and advance arguments similarly in favour of Vishnu, their Saviour, but they too accept that Siva dwells in the heart of Vishnu and Vishnu likewise stays in the heart of Siva "Sivasya hridayam Vishnu, Vishnur hridayam Siva".    

Though it establishes equality between them, Shiva as the Vedas affirm is superior to to Vishnu.

Consideration of the kinds of linga demands attention.

 

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