Ekalinga, Ekaliṅga, Eka-linga: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ekaliṅga (एकलिङ्ग).—Kings (thirty-two) contemporaneous with the ten Śiśunāgas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 137.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekaliṅga (एकलिङ्ग).—

1) a word having one gender only.

2) Name of Kubera.

-ṅgam a place in which for five krośas there is but one लिङ्ग (liṅga) (Phallus); पञ्चक्रोशान्तरे यत्र न लिङ्गान्तरमीक्ष्यते । तदेकलिङ्गमाख्यातं तत्र सिद्धिरनुत्तमा (pañcakrośāntare yatra na liṅgāntaramīkṣyate | tadekaliṅgamākhyātaṃ tatra siddhiranuttamā) || Śabdak.

Derivable forms: ekaliṅgaḥ (एकलिङ्गः).

Ekaliṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and liṅga (लिङ्ग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ekaliṅga (एकलिङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) 1. A name of Kuvera. 2. A place or district in which for five Cos there is but one Phallus. E. eka one or best, liṅga a mark, &c.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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