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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

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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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SIVASHTA MURTHIS

Strange it sounds that this Supreme he has eight such august forms.  They alone are responsible to prove his existence and glorify his infinitude.  What are they?  They are no other than the earth, water, Air, Fire and Ether, the five elements and to add to these, the Moon, representing the collective mind, the Sun representing the collective Vignana and finally ahankara collective arrogance, born of performing all beneficent yagna samisti satkarma yagnahankara.  Though Siva is invisible, these eight murthis are partly visible to the mortal eyes but totally perceptible to the sensory organs.  They have movement, growth besides ever changing power.  They are conscious eternally, moving uninterruptedly, growing continuosly and changing ceaselessly.  These qualities are quite perceivable and common to all the eight forms.  This apparent eternal consciousness unmistakably signifies his presence; and is a standing proof of his Omnipotence, and Omnipervasiveness.  Aren't we recognising the presence of any individual by his physical appearance filling the space with in his mortal frame?  Whatelse registers one's existence, if not his physical occupation of space?  Is not Siva establishing his supremacy by his ubiquity?  He is present everywhere and lo!  at the same time too.  And in everything at it.  With whatelse the theists prove his omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence and Omnibenevolence, if not with apparent, visible, perceptible evidence starting into the eyes.  What wrong is there, if authors expounded this truth through the mouth of a five summer old lad called Prahalad and confirmed the fact of existence of God even in an immovable, inanimate wooden pillar?  Aren't the scriptures dining at the ears of humans ceaselessly that God is present everywhere, and is the wielder of worlds and cause of cosmos first and last?

 

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