Darujalinga, Dārujaliṅga, Daruja-linga: 2 definitions


Darujalinga 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Dārujaliṅga (दारुजलिङ्ग) refers to a liṅga made of wood (dāruja). It is classified under the calaliṅgas (moveable liṅgas). The term is used thoughout Śaiva literature.

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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography

The dāruja-liṅgas (दारुजलिङ्ग) are made of the timber of the śami, madhūka, karṇikāra, maṇḍūka, tinduka, arjuna, pippala and udumbara trees; besides these, the timber of all such trees as have barks which exude a milky latex when cut, is also mentioned as good for making liṅgas; one such tree is the jack and it is very largely employed in the Malabar Coast for carving very fine specimens of images. The Kāmikāgama adds many more trees, such as the khadira, the candana, the sāla, the bilva, the badara and the devādaru, the timber of which is also fit for making liṅgas.

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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.

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