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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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TIRUVANNAMALAI - THE SEAT OF TEJOLINGA

Brahma too could not, despite flying higher and higher, but accidentally he saw a kekati fragrant flower coming down from stop and requested it to give the false evidence of his seeing the top.  It agreed.  So he claimed his victory, citing the Ketaki flower as witness.  Enranged at the insolence of Brahma, Lord Maheswar cursed that Brahma would not have any separate temple for him anywhere in the world, and Ketaki be prohibited for puja.  Lord Vishnu was given then the pride of place.  The victor and vanquished then prayed to Maheswar to establish himself here as hill, and to take the form of Jyothirlinga for worshipping by devotees at the foot of hills.  Conceding to their request, Lord Maheswar proclaimed his willingness to taking the form of hill and appearing in the form of Jyothi every year on Karthika Pournami to mark this event.  Thus emerged, the celebration of the much venerated Karthika Deepam festival every year with unusual devotional fervour.  Lacs of persons participate in the Beacon Festival on that auspicious day, illumining the whole town, and seen far miles around.  And for three days it burns unhindered and undiminished.

 

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