Ganapalinga, aka: Gāṇapaliṅga, Ganapa-linga; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Gāṇapaliṅga (गाणपलिङ्ग) refers to a type of sthāvaraliṅgas, or, “immovable liṅgas”, according to a list found in the Makuṭāgama. The term is used thoughout Śaiva literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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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)

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The gāṇapa-liṅgas (गाणपलिङ्ग) are those that are believed to have been set by Gaṇas. They are of the shape of the fruits of cucumber, citron, wood-apple or palm. Both the gāṇapa-liṅgas and the ārṣa-liṅgas, like the daivika-liṅgas, are without the brahma-sūtras. The Kiraṇāgama informs us that the svāyambhuva-liṅgas, the ārṣa-liṅgas and the daivika-liṅgas have no shape (rūpa) and no measurements (māna) and are recognised only by their respective shapes.

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography
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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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