Shiva Temple: 1 definition
Shiva Temple means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (shaivism)
Shiva Temple may be like the shape of Kailasa, Meru, Mandara, Himalaya, Nishadhadri, Niladri and Mahendra. The person who builds a Shiva temple in stone gets eternal merits attains the four fold Purushartha—dharma, artha, kama and mukti and attains the abode of Shiva. If a person repairs the old temple or deserted temple or dilapidated temple and builds prakara, mandapa and gopura also attains great merits.
Service at Shiva-temples:—Various are the modes of service at the Shiva-temple; they include giving bath to linga, offering a flag, bell, arranging beautiful designs, sweeping and sprinkling the temple and the courtyard, plastering, taking away the used up flowers and wreaths, waving of lamps and lights and placing a dripping water-jar above the linga. [...]
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Nayanar 68: Kochengat Chola (Koccenkat-cola) or Sengenar (Cenkanar) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Nayanar 47: Aiyadigal Kadavarkon (Aiyatikal Katavarkon) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Nayanar 49: Kari < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Chaitanya's Life and Teachings (by Krishna-das Kaviraj)
History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)