Daivikalinga, Daivikaliṅga, Daivika-linga: 2 definitions
Daivikalinga 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Daivikaliṅga (दैविकलिङ्ग) refers to a type of sthāvaraliṅgas, or, “immovable liṅgas”, according to a list found in both the Makuṭāgama and the Kāmikāgama. The term is used thoughout Śaiva literature.
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.
The daivika-liṅgas (दैविकलिङ्ग) are recognised, according to the Makuṭāgama, by their characteristic shapes. They may be of the shape of a flame or resemble a pair of hands held in the añjali pose; they may have rough exterior with elevations and depressions, deep hollows and scars resembling ṭaṅka (chisel) and śūla (trident). The daivika-liṅgas do not possess the brahma or the pārśvasūtras.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Daivika, Linga.
Full-text: Ganapalinga, Arshalinga, Sthavaralinga, Svayambhuvalinga.
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