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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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PRINCIPAL NAMES OF SIVA

First, let us take the word - SIVA.  If it is split up, we see three parts -- first 'IS' which means delight, welfare, happiness, auspiciousness mainly; 'I' represents the created beings and 'VAH' stands for one who grants auspiciousness.  Put together it refers to one, who grants happiness to the jivarasi.  Next is 'Vishnu' and means thereby one who is present everywhere; Sarvah stands for one, who destroys everything  during Kalpantha or pralaya;  Ganesa means the Lord of Pramadaganas  a class of servants attending on Siva;  ISA stands for one who appoints and maintains.  And superior to others.  All the other suffixes, like Jagat, Para, Maha, Loka, represent a particular aspect and its a position; para stands for one who is the most superior, and lords over the TRIO, being the cause of them.  It further means the protector, creator, destroyer, besides the personification of TRUTH.  All derive from AUM, which is his first name enshrined in the Vedas.

 

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