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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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TIRUVANAIKAVAL - THE SEAT OF JALALINGA

The magnificent ancient temple lies surrounded by mango groves and exquisite green island vegetation. In this temple complex, there is situated a grand and well built shrine for Mother Parvathi called here Akhilandeswari. It faces the east, whereas the Jambukeswarar is facing the west. The Chola style of sculptured architectural adornments and spacious courtyards consecreted with several parivaradevatas in majestic niches greeting the eyes afford a feast to astikas and paryatakas as well. The oddity that strikes the eye here is -- during the mid-day puja, the priest, wearing the dress of a female offers worship, symbolising the fact that Mother Parvathi herself is worshipping the Lord. Another strangeness that greets the visitors is the adorning of the tall bulky stone pillars by the carvings of many pouranic ' figures. One among them is the Ekapadeswar figure on one of the broad tall stone pillars in the Mahamantapa of Akilandeswari temple. This awe-inspiring image of Eswar is flanked by Brahma and Vishnu with their vehicles Swan and Garuda on either side. It is worth - seeing.

 

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