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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
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Assam Tripura
Bhuvaneswar Madhya Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Tamilnadu
Pondicherry Karnataka
Kerala Goa
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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

The Temple

This holy temple lies at the fort of Arunachala and occupies a vast area of 25 acres of land.  It owes its grandeur to four lofty towers - the eastern one called Rajagopuram is the tallest and measures 217 feet;  the Western goes by the name Peygopuram;  the Southern, Tirumanjuna gopuram and the Northern, Ammani Amma gopuram.  It has five prakaras, and the walls are broad and high, resembling the rampart walls of fort.  In each of the prakaras, there are tanks and many minishrines.  In the first prakara lies the garbha griha of Sri Arunachaleswar the presiding deity of this glorious temple.  This Tejolinga feasts the bhaktas with its huge size and bends their heads in veneration.  Offering prayers and uttering Harhar Mahadev, they make a retreat, prayers and uttering Harhar Mahadev, they make a retreat, offering prayers to Tayar too, souls filled with the form of the Omnimerciful Siva Sankar.  This deity is adored by several awe-inspiring names such as Sonachaleswara, Arunagiriswarar, Vedamurthi, Annamalaiyar, Bhaktavashankar etc.  And each name has a story fantastic that brings out the multi-faceted glory of this all-adorable Lord, who blesses the adorers, regardless of their place, time and nature.  He is there where genuine devotion manifests, sprouts and rises like fountain.  (For further details vide No.4 of AGS)

For the darsan of Apomrti, one of the famous Sivashtamurthis, we have to go to Tiruvanaikaval.

 

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