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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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SRIKALAHASTI - THE SEAT OF VAYULINGA

The Temple

It lies on the Eastern bank of river Swarnamukhi occupying about five acres. It has three prakarams pierced by three broad gates lying to the Western, Southern, Northern sides and imposing towers over them. Entering through the Northern called Bikshalagali entrance, the devotees visit Sri Kasi Viswanantha Annapurna shrine first. Crossing this, they enter Bala Jnanananda Prakaram, they worship here Subrahmanya, Patala Ganapathi and Suryanarayana each in a separate shrine. Then they enter through the Hundred Pillared Mandapam built by Sri Krishna Devaraya adorned with beautiful sculpture. Passing through Jalakoti Mantapa and Palgar Mantap. they enter the garbha griha lying in third prakara to worship Sri Kalahasteeswara installed on a high pedestal in the centre. It is facing the West, and over the sanctum lies the two-tired Vimana built in the Vesara style. The Presiding deity being the Vayulinga, the devotees observe here the eternal fluttering of oil lamps testifying to the presence of Siva in the form of wind. Hence the offering of all the prayer services to the Utsavamurthi by priests. (An elaborate account is given in AGS No.3).

After visiting the Panchabhutasthalas, we have to see three more - the Suryamurti; the Chandramurti; and Yajamanamurti to complete the darsan of Sivashtamurtis.

Khatmandu, the capital of Nepal enshrining the Pasupathinath icon await our visit. Let us up and, move.

 

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About Srikalahasti
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Siva Panchakshri Mantra...Pg1 
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