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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 - 
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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Uniqueness of Tejomurti Kshetra

Tiruvannamalai Tirukkoil, considered as one of the Panchabhutasthalas is a reputed Saiva Kshetra of perennial significance of the highest order.  Its association with Trimurthis - Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswar, and subsequent habitation by saint-poets, sage-seers, rajadhirajas, British bhaktas, and countless beneficiaries transformed this seemingly a rugged mount into a Saiva yatrasthala of global importance.  Its attraction for religiounists and tourists of all nationals, lies in its legends that take back to ancient times, to be precise, the beginning of Kritayuga.  Right from the Vedas down to sthalamahatyams, every genre of literature abounds in evidence of great profusion of Maheswar's sports played on this sacred place, and his remaining willingly in the form of hill for lifting mankind, buried in the watery grave of Samsara.  The holy shrine adorned rampart walls, magnificent huge mandapas, beautifed by matchless sculptural marvels and architectural gradeur, containing numerous shrines for every adorable deity of Hindu Pantheon, and covering a very vast area of 25 acres, speaks volumes of the glory of temple and Omnibenevolence of Bhaktavasankar, the presiding deity.


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