Lingapurana, Liṅgapurāṇa, Linga-Purana: 5 definitions

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Lingapurana 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण).—See under Purāṇas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण).—One among the mahā-purāṇas; comprises 11,000 ślokas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 23; 13. 6; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 22.
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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

[«previous (L) next»] — Lingapurana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण).—Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas.

Derivable forms: liṅgapurāṇam (लिङ्गपुराणम्).

Liṅgapurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms liṅga and purāṇa (पुराण).

context information

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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