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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 - 
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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Scriptures elaborated their benefits in such terms that ardent devotees visit the temples to witness the elaborate ritualistic offerings made to the chanting of mantras etc. Normally, at the end the prasad is distributed to the devotees who receive it with infinite satisfaction deeming it as a God-sent great fortune. The archamurtis  too exercise their whims and fancies with regard to this  performance as it were; for, some archamurthis are contented with only a simple type of abhishek, and if it is offered, they bless the sevarthis munificently. A few  examples bring home the truth and their efficacy. 

The Dandayudhapani temple is noted for the offering Panchamritabhishek to the Moolavar - Muruga. Though there are others entailing less expenditure and time saving also, the devotees offer only this, spending hundreds. And on this august occasion, their entire family along wit kith and kin visit to partake the blessings. On successful completion, they heave long signs of relief, indicating their inner satisfaction, reflecting the confidence they have gained to face the challenges. And feel that their bodies are anointed with nectar making them invulnerable. Well, belief gives relief and fuels the machine to run smooth and cover miles more with divine power than the actual fuel power, they aver. God in His infinite mercy devises schemes infinite to turn the bhaktas more righteous by spending a  few hours in His sannidhi, listening to His glories. Yet, man maintaining status quo - selfish pursuits, sinful manoeuvres etc. etc. etc. continues ... They will not totally subdued. Can the dog's tail be straightened ever?


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