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That Lord Siva To Be Adored
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Introduction Sivaparatattva And Its Import
Linga Puja Types of Linga
Materials For Making Linga Sivaparthivopasana
Sivabanopasana Sivalingopasana
Sivasakaropasana Siva Pancha - 
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
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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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Then comes the Aditya - Surya representing Sun-God as one of the forms Sivashtamurtis. This stands for the buddhi-gnana aspect, not of any particular individual or living creature, but the whole mass of animate world i.e. the collective representation of the gnana of the living world. Hence fixing of a place or shape to it becomes incongruous and absurd. If done, only incompatibility emerges keeping the conception in disharmony. If visual representation is insisted upon, we have to point to the Sun, the fixed planet around which all other planets are going round in their orbits without any stop, since creation and assigning of the offices to them done by that All Highest Siva Himself. Yet the Vignanabhaskaras -- the sages for easy comprehension and constant adoration explained that visible and perceivable Sun is Siva. The following sloka giving the evidence authenticates the truth:
    Aditya ncha Sivam vidyat Sivam Aditya rupinim
    Vubhayoh antharam nastihi Adhityasya Sivasyacha

So the Suryamurti standing fixed to his place eternally, and blessing the charachara prapancha with His effulgence is nothing but the collective aspect of Jnana of Siva. Worshipping his icons in the temples or adoring him directly tantamounts to offering puja to one of Siva's Ashtamurtis. The fact that the Sun is the source of light and energy should not be forgotten, or side tracked in our zeal for worshipping the Supreme deity. Would the world survive, if the energy and light are denied, or delayed even for a second ? If seen in the proper perspective, this fact alone establishes the existence of God, the Almighty and His abundant compassion for the creation. For the darsan of Chandramurti, read ...


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