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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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MODES OF SIVA PUJA

Smilingly Siva said that he who comes first touching either the adi bottom or the anta-top is superior over the other. Forthwith, Vishnu taking the form of primal boar started digging the earth to reach the bottom Finding it  impossible, he turned up accepting his inability. Meanwhile Brahma sitting on His vehicle swan flew up and returned saying that he had touched the top, and for evidence he produced a ketaki flower which nodded its head to honour the word given to Brahma when met Him mid-way. Lord Siva -- the Omniscient GOD cursed Brahma for lying, and Ketaki. abetting the unjust action. 

This happened on the midnight of Maghabahula chaturthi and Siva's avatarana -- descent on that auspicious  moment was named Lingodbhava punyakala. Since then special pujas are offered to Siva, and if fasting Vupavasas and waking up -- jagarana throughout the night are observed on that day with namajapa, one attain emancipation. Ardent devotees neither eat nor drink even a drop of water. Why, even swallowing saliva is prohibited which according Agamas tantamounts to drinking water. They scrupulously adhere to all the injunctions and feel that their life attained charitartha. 

 

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About Modes Of Siva Puja
Lingodbava Puja..Pg1
Lingodbava Puja..Pg2
Background..Pg1
You are Here! Background..Pg2
Halahalam Episode..Pg1
Halahalam Episode..Pg2
Sivabhishekam..Pg1
Sivabhishekam..Pg2
Siva's Preference..Pg1
Siva's Preference..Pg2 
Siva's Preference..Pg3
Shodasopachara Sivapuja
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