Lingapurana, Liṅgapurāṇa, Linga-Purana: 10 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: 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.
Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana

Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण) refers to one of the eighteen Major Puranas according to the Matsyapurāṇa and other traditional lists of Puranic literature: a category of ancient Sanskrit texts which gives a huge contribution in the development of Indian literature.—The lists of eighteen Mahāpurāṇas (e.g., liṅgapurāṇa) and eighteen Upapurāṇas are not same everywhere, as some names are dropped in some references whereas some are included in others. It can be noticed that, except the Vāyuapurāṇa and the Śivapurāṇa, the names of the Mahāpurāṇas are similar in almost all the Purāṇas.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)

Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण) should be donated (dāna) on the fourteenth tithi of the bright fortnight in kārttika, according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the donation of the various Purāṇas to various recipients on different tithis along with the merits thereof are given in the ninth chapter.—[...] The Liṅgapurāṇa should be donated to a worshipper of Śiva on the fourteenth tithi of the bright fortnight in kārttika and by its donation, the donor becomes free from all sins and becomes united with all prosperity.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous 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).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण).—[neuter] T. of a Purāṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[Mackenzie Collection] 39. Oxf. 44^a. Paris. (B 1 [fragmentary]). L. 1244. Khn. 32. K. 30. B. 2, 26. Report. Vi. Ben. 49. Bik. 201. Tu7b. 15. Pheh. 5. Rādh. 40. NW. 476. Oudh. Xiv, 24. Np. Ix, 20. X, 22. Burnell. 192^b. Poona. 336. Ii, 211. Taylor. 1, 153. Oppert. 107. 8224. Ii, 3261. 4910. 7730. 9982. Rice. 76. Bp. 259 (Uttarakhaṇḍa). Mentioned in Kūrmapurāṇa Oxf. 8^a, in Varāhapurāṇa Oxf. 59^a, in Revāmāhātmya Oxf. 65^a, in Devībhāgavatapurāṇa Oxf. 79^b. Bṛhalliṅgapurāṇa quoted in Brāhmaṇasarvasva. Liṅgapurāṇe Aruṇācalamāhātmya. Burnell. 192^b.
—Gaurīkalyāṇa. Burnell. 203^b.
—Pañcākṣaramāhātmya. Burnell. 192^b.
—Rāmasahasranāman. Taylor. 1, 231. Peters. 1, 118.
—Rudrākṣamāhātmya. Burnell. 192^b.
—Vāsiṣṭhalaiṅga. Burnell. 203^b.
—Sarasvatīstotra. Oudh. Xvii, 84.

2) Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण):—[Bhau Dāji Memorial] 120. Bl. 33 (48 adhyāyās of the first part). Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 81. Hz. 520. Peters. 4, 14. Rgb. 124. 178. Stein 213.
—[commentary] by Gaṇeśa. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 120.
—[commentary] Bhāvārthasaṃketa by Dayārāma, son of Sāhibrāma. Stein 213. Liṅgapurāṇe Pañcākṣaramāhātmya. L. 4209.
—Rāmasahasranāman. Oudh. Xx, 42. Stein 213.
—Śivarātrivratamāhātmya. Stein 213.
—Haritālikāvratakathā. Fl. 44. Stein 213. Weber 2155. 2156.

3) Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण):—Ulwar 866.

4) Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण):—Ak 236 (inc.). As p. 167 (Pūrvabhāga). 168 (Uttarabhāga). Bd. 178. Cs 4, 191. Hz. 1157. Il. Io. 925. No. 3577. 1917 ([fragmentary]). L.. 305. Liṅgapurāṇe Madhyārjunamāhātmya. Hz. 1079. Winternitz Catal. p. 243.
—Rāmasahasranāman. Io. 1301.
—Rudrakoṭimāhātmya. As p. 164.
—Śivakavacavidhi. L.. 306.
—Śivarātrimāhātmya. Peters. 6, 166.
—Śivarātrivratakathā. L.. 307.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण):—[=liṅga-purāṇa] [from liṅga > liṅg] n. Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas (in which Śiva, supposed to be present in the Agniliṅga or great fiery Liṅga, gives an account of the creation etc. as well as of his own incarnations in opposition to those of Viṣṇu).

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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 (even English!). 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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