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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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SIVAPARATATTVA AND ITS IMPORT

It is better to begin with the beginning.  As we are stepping on the very portals of the citadel of Vedantha Philosophy, awareness of the basic concepts of theism and fundamentals of the paratattva of the Supreme Reality, like its origin, connotation, import and purport becomes a necessity of utmost importance.  Certainly it eases our comprehension and enhances the zeal for adoration, by creating conditions congenial for its progress.  Labour is holy and pays dividends. 

Don't we see plants in their full bloom putting forth lovely blossoms fragrant, and feasting the eyes of the spectators, if watered timely and tended properly?  So, let us now throw a quick look at the preliminaries, like the meaning of the word SIVA.  In its entirety at it.  But listen!  Our source material is taken from the scriptures written in Sanskrit.  It is rather soaked in it;  use of its terminology is inevitable.  But I essayed to give their equivalents in English.  So put up and proceed....

 

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