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Temple Worship and Management - Learning From The Śaivāgama-s

A series of articles on temples, Śaivāgama-s and temple management has been gestating for a long time yet I wasn’t sure if I was the most qualified medium. With so many stalwart scholars, historians, speakers, researchers, what could I - an upstart learner - have to say that would be valuable? 
Valuable or not, today I throw self-doubt aside to honour a great academician, Śaivāgama scholar, President awardee and member of the prestigious Ordre des Palmes Académiques – the nonagenarian Pandit Sivasri Sambanda Sivacharya, who passed away a few hours ago, on the 16th of June 2019.

After stints at the Theosophical Society, Government Oriental Manuscript Library Chennai, Saraswati Mahal Library Tanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram Library and Mysore Oriental Research Library, Sivasri Sambanda Sivacharya worked with the French Institute of Indology (now IFP) for decades, first collecting precious manuscripts door to door from all over South India along with the late Pandit N. R. Bhatt, helping build …

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