Lingodbhava, aka: Liṅgodbhava, Linga-udbhava; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

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Liṅgodbhava (लिङ्गोद्भव).—Story and praise of.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa Ch. 55.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Liṅgodbhava (लिङ्गोद्भव).—The image of liṅgodbhava should be like that of Candraśekhara, but legs should not be seen. Brahman should be carved as a haṃsa and Viṣṇu as Varāha or boar. All these texts also unanimously agree that Brahmā should be shown going upwards in the form of a bird and Viṣṇu digging downwards. All prescribe that Brahmā should be carved on the left side of the Liṅga and Viṣṇu to the right side, face downwards, digging the earth. (Āgama such as Uttarakāmika, paṭala 50; Suprabheda paṭala 43; Kāraṇa paṭala 11; and other treatises like Śilparatna paṭala 22; Śrītattvanidhi)

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)

1) Liṅgodbhava (लिङ्गोद्भव) or Liṅgodbhavamūrti refers to one of the twenty-three forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Pūrvakāmikāgama (pratimālakṣaṇavidhi-paṭala): first and foremost among the Mūlāgama. The forms of Śiva (eg., Liṅgodbhava) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.

2) Liṅgodbhava is also listed among the twenty-eighth forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Vātulāgama: twenty-eighth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgama.

3) Liṅgodbhava is also listed among the eighteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Kāraṇāgama (pratimālakṣaṇavidhi-paṭala): the fourth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.

4) Liṅgodbhava is also listed among the ten forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Ajitāgama (under the Maheśvararūpa heading): the fifth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.

5) Liṅgodbhava is also listed among the sixteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Dīptāgama: the sixth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.

6) Liṅgodbhava is also listed among the eighteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Śilparatna (twenty-second adhyāya): a technical treatise by Śrīkumāra on Śilpaśāstra.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)
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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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