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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
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Bhuvaneswar Madhya Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Tamilnadu
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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
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

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Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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MODES OF SIVA PUJA

The abhisheka of any type must be offered with the recitation of Rudradhyayamantra for full benefit. Done so, beatitude seeks and stays with the sevarthi. Do it at once and get the benefit forthwith. Another factor now demands attention and implementation. According to scriptural canons, the entitlement of benefit is restricted only to those who are Rudras. If the sevarthi is not Rudra and does not possess that virtue, he must be rest contented to give up the hope of getting any merit. But the Vedic sages have made certain provisions to make the desiring theist to avail the benefit, though the sastras unmistakably enunciated - Na Vishnurvishnu marchayet - na rudro rudra marchayet - "If one is not a Vaishnava, he cannot worship Vishnu, and likewise if one is not Saiva, he cannot worship Siva. They laid down 'a procedure to make man Siva or Vishnu by following a certain procedure. If the sevarthi wears on his forehead Tripundranamam, he becomes Vaishnava, and ash marks similarly makes him Saiva. So, by putting on the ash marks along with wearing of Rudraksha mala, he can offer abhisheka to Lord. Siva.

Putting on those and chanting certain mantras like Mahanyasa and Laghunyasa, anyone can perform the abhisheka ritual. If these are followed scrupulously, Siva feels pleased immensely and grants boon to the satisfaction of the devotees.

 

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Halahalam Episode..Pg1
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Sivabhishekam..Pg1
Sivabhishekam..Pg2
Siva's Preference..Pg1
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