Lohalinga, Lohaliṅga, Loha-linga: 4 definitions

Introduction

Lohalinga 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Lohaliṅga (लोहलिङ्ग) or Lauhaliṅga refers to a type of Liṅga, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.22 while explaining the importance of the partaking of the Naivedya of Śiva:—“[...] in regard to Bāṇaliṅga, metallic Liṅga [viz., Lohaliṅga], Siddhaliṅga and Svayambhūliṅga and in all other idols, Caṇḍa, one of the attendants of Śiva, is not authorised. Where Caṇḍa is not authorised, the food-offering can be partaken of by men with devotion. But no man shall partake of the food-offering where Caṇḍa is authorised. [...]”.

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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»] — Lohalinga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lohaliṅga (लोहलिङ्ग).—a boil filled with blood.

Derivable forms: lohaliṅgam (लोहलिङ्गम्).

Lohaliṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loha and liṅga (लिङ्ग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Lohaliṅga (लोहलिङ्ग).—m., Mahāvyutpatti 9507 = Tibetan lhog pa (also ldog pa), some kind of large carbuncle or ulcer; also Mahā-Māyūrī 238.6; 245.23; 248.31; 259.22. See also rajata.

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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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