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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
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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
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MODES OF SIVA PUJA

Shodasopachara Sivapuja 

Introduction 

Saivagamas have prescribed certain rituals and hymns for offering worship to Siva. Elaborate procedure is to be followed for gaining full merit. Besides regular prayer services, like harati - waving of the burning camphor before the deity; archana - chanting relevant names, and abhishek -- bathing the deity with several materials like milk, curd, honey, panner, ash, panchamrita, etc., there is Shodashopachara puja which is a complicated and time consuming procedure. This service is offered to the archamurtis - icons regularly in all temples - Saiva, Vaishnava or Saketya, though performance of rituals vary. Many materials - pujadravyas are necessary and have to be kept ready before the commencement itself. As said earlier for Sivapuja, the person performing puja must make himself Siva, then only he is entitled to begin. This can be done by wearing ash marks on the forehead and Rudrakshamala over the neck. And chanting of Laghunyasa or Mahanyasa hymns too. When armoured with them, he becomes Rudra and can start following scrupulously the complicated procedure ordained. 

 

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