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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

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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It has numerous legends taking their origin in the Krita Yuga, when gods descended to this Punyabhumi again and again, either for granting boons to devotees, or establishing dharma.  Once, Brahma and Vishnu had a row over their relative superiority Brahma claimed the first place of honour for his august job of creating worlds, without which nothing can be done, nor any scope for the existence of anyone, so he was the absolute God, but Vishnu contradicting said that Brahma's creation  would come to abrupt end, if his protective hand were to be withdrawn, and when the argument was getting heated, there appeared before them a huge column of blazing fire, without top or bottom.  They inferred that it was the manifestation of Lord Siva.  And rightly too.  They then agreed when SIVA said that whoever returned first after seeing the top, or bottom of that blazing column would be adjudged as superior to the other.  Brahma then sitting on his vehicle swan went upwards to find out the head, and Vishnu in the form of boar started digging the earth to reach the bottom.  Tried however much, Vishnu returning, confessed his limited might.


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