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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
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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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As Linga, an inanimate material object is used for representing Siva and symbolising his cosmic form and infinite power, sound also represents his form, power etc.  The numberless number of names coined and created with the mental power and poetic fancy visualise elaborately his Viswarupa and impresses the listeners and readers with his immanent glory and evanesent form.  In the preleiminary part of the sacred Vedas, he is equated with Pranava, the Primordial energy, as "Tasya vachakah pranavah".  He is the very same pranava AUM; just as Siva stands represented by this, the list of the names is not complete, nor does it reveal his multi-faceted personality.  Very many names pregnant with rich meaning and appropriate connotation are coined by the saint-seers to capture his myriad energy and its infinite forms, but they only neared the far end of his rainbow splendour but never touched it.  For, nearer they approached, farther it went.  Names such as Bhava, Rudra, Mruda, Sarva, Isa, Vishnu, Ganesh, Mahesa, Paramesa etc., are a few only, and each is representing one aspect definite and one facet complete.  Hundreds of such names are multiplied, time and again to the extent of resulting factor crossing thousands.  To know the connotations and realise its glory is also a type of vupasana and it elevates man, who zealously  tries it, since the comprehension, or grasp ends in recognition of one facet at least and its impact naturally draws him nearer to that great him.


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