Kamika Agama Purva Pada

(Part One) -English

First section of the Kamika Agama, a principle Saiva Agama. Kamika is a primary source for details of personal worship, temple construction, dedication and worship and many aspects of home and village design. English translation by Dr. S.P. Sabharathanam Sivacharya with original devanagiri and transliteration. Chapters are listed in "bookmarks" in the PDF file.

  • Kamika Agama, Part one: 1174 pages
  • Title Page
  • Diacritical system
  • 1 Revelation and Transmission of the Agamas
  • 2 Formulation of the Significant Mantras
  • 3 Directions for taking the daily bath in various ceremonial ways
  • 4 Directions for the daily worship of Lord Siva
  • 5 On the essential aspects of the daily worship
  • 6 On the offering of food and appetizing dishes
  • 7 The lineaments of various fire pits
  • 8 Directions of the performance of fire rituals
  • 9 Selection of auspicious time
  • 10 Examining the omens
  • 11 Examination of the sites
  • 12 Offering of Bali for gaining access to the ground
  • 13 Directions for taking possession of the ground
  • 14 Directions for ploughing the selected ground
  • 15 Directions for the erection of gnomon
  • 16 System of measures and measuring tools
  • 17 Reticulation of the ground and allocation of the grids
  • 18 Directions for marking and identification of lines
  • 19 Directions for offering of Bali to the Vastu Deities
  • 20 Characteristics of villages, towns and such others
  • 21 Directions for fixing the length and breadth
  • 22 Characteristics of Aya and other factors
  • 23 Directions for designing the mandala of constellations
  • 24 Directions for dandika and other patterns of village planning
  • 25 Directions of ascertaining the entrance of the main roads
  • 26 Directions for allocation of appropriate places for the Deities in villages and other settlements
  • 27 The number of brahmins for gifting the land
  • 28 Specific rules for the allocation of sites in the villages and other settlements
  • 29 Rules in respect of Brahmapada, Devapada and others
  • 30 Directions for ascertaining appropriate locations for those who live in the villages and other settlements
  • 31 Directions for laying the foundation deposit
  • 32 Directions for the construction of miniature shrine
  • 33 Directions for the solemn entry into the allocated parts of the village and the houses
  • 34 Directions for the propitiatory fire ritual for Vastu
  • 35 Directions for the construction of single mansion and successive mansions
  • 36 The lineaments of specific main buildings
  • 37 The lineaments of the buildings of two rows and three rows
  • 38 Features of a complex consisting of four main buildings
  • 39 Characteristics of vardhamana building
  • 40 Characteristics of nandyavarta building
  • 41 Directions for the construction of svastika type of buildings
  • 42 Directions for the construction of catussala
  • 43 Directions for the construction of pancasala building
  • 44 Directions for the construction of stables for elephant and others
  • 45 Characteristics of gallery-like buildings
  • 46 features of langala malika buildings
  • 47 Characteristics of maulika - malika constructions
  • 48 Directions for the construction of padmama lika buildings
  • 49 Classification of land and buildings into nagara and others
  • 50 Proportions of the height for storeyed buildings
  • 51 Directions for placing the first bricks
  • 52 Directions for the construction of pedestal and base
  • 53 Proportionated parts of the columns
  • 54 Directions for the designing of entablature
  • 55 Directions for the embellishments of the buildings
  • 56 The features of the neck part of the pillars
  • 57 Characteristic features of the roof
  • 58 Characteristic features of the finial
  • 59 Installation of spout and other elements
  • 60 Features of single storeyed and multi-storyed superstructure
  • 61 Directions for placing the final bricks
  • 62 Characteristics of Sivalinga
  • 63 Directions for the systematic offering of the sprouts
  • 64 Directions for the installation of Sivalinga
  • 65 Directions for making the icons with essential lineaments
  • 66 Directions for structuring the wooden inner frame for the stucco images
  • 67 Exact locations for the installation of various Deities
  • 68 Directions for installation of the images
  • 69 Directions for the consecration of superstructure
  • 70 Directions for the consecration of pavilions
  • 71 Characteristics of the temple enclosures
  • 72 Specific details for the installation of the retinue Deities
  • 73 Directions for the worship of the retinue Deities
  • 74 Directions for the installation of the bull
  • 75 Directions for empowering the gopura