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Parartha Puja

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Loving Ganesha, Chapter 12: Ganesha Home Liturgy Dancing with Siva, Mandala 22: Temple Rites Kauai's Hindu Monastery: November 17, 2006 Kauai's Hindu Monastery: September 02, 2006

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Can You Bhoga All Night Long? An Introduction to Tantra, East and West
When you hear the word Tantra, what images come to mind? Turbans and Sitar music? Mind-blowing sex? Most people in the Western world have heard the word Tantra, but few know anything in detail about what it means. The situation in India isn't much different....
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The Concept of Sarasvati
In my young age, on every occasion of the Sarasvati-Puja, I used to wonder how the goddess Sarasvati came to be associated with learning. There is no story of her birth as in case of Lakshmi and Parvati, for example. Therefore, the period of her appearing as...
Deities & Heros >> Indic

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Untitled - Himalayan Academy
ggyatri for svartha and parartha puja, No one witholit. Agamic diksa can perfosn~ any puja at home or in the temple.
Notes on Performing Ritual/Puja (2005)
Non dual does not negate relative. PUJA TEST NOTES. - Svartha: ritual performed by anyone for oneself.
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of others (pararthapuja) as conducted in temples can be carried out only by Adisaivas.
The Life Principles Of Man
ing the course of Puja, the Pundit described Dakshina- murthi as the embodiment of . Parartha as the fundamental principle.

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Dancing with Siva, Mandala 22: Temple Rites
When fully trained, they are duly ordained as Sivacharyas to perform parartha puja in a consecrated Siva temple.
Kadavul Hindu Temple
PARARTHA-PUJA. CONTENT. SVARTHA-PUJA: Svartha-Siva-puja is the worship of Siva in the form of a Siva-linga received from the guru at the diksa ritual.
Hinduism's Online Lexicon - P-Q
parartha puja: (Sanskrit) "Public liturgy and worship." See: puja. Parashakti: ( Sanskrit) "Supreme power; primal energy.
skandaguru layout
The Adisaivas, also known as Sivacharyas, were initiated by Lord Siva Himself to do the worship in the temples [called parartha pooja] for the welfare of society.

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