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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

The Vedas emphasise in unmistakable terms thus - "Sivaatparataram nasti" - there is no greater god other than Siva; and this Parabrahman Siva is superior to everyone and everything else in the cosmos.

"Praasaadam Yachchiva Saktyaatmakam thatchaktyantai Svaadhya Sudhaadya isthu thathvaih Saiveemurthih Khaludevalayaa khyetyasmaad Dhyeeyaa Pradhamam Chahipujyuaa".

This establishes once for all, that it is Siva, and Siva alone is that supreme power deserves to be remembered and worshipped first. The statement 'Ekam Sat Vira bahuda Vadanti' corroborates, that this is the truth which the learned men speak of in many ways. So, it appropriately called Him - 'sarva sunya niralambasthala' means thereby, that Absolute is without second; support; and this Adipurusha is above name, form and tattva. And beyond the positive and negative attributes, together with the concept of time also. It is this Siva's supreme power of super consciousness - mahachaitanya, that is manifesting in the atom of atoms, glory of glories, fragment of the unfragmented, and one in all. In fine, Siva Himself is Pranava, the Premordial Energy standing for the inexhaustible, imperishable, immutable, invisible, immaculate, infinite power that makes the diction accepts its inability to cover all His facets. He is peerless and timeless. Hence the Saivagamas discard the notion of pantheism or polytheism. They emphasise and advocate Absolute Monism out and out.

 

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