Mahalinga, aka: Mahālinga, Mahāliṅgā, Maha-linga, Mahāliṅga; 4 Definition(s)
Mahalinga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mahāliṅga (महालिङ्ग).—A tīrtha sacred to Kapila; sacred to the Piṭrs.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 33; 22. 34.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
The creative mood of Parashiva is called Mahālinga (also sometimes called Niṣkalā-linga) . In the creative process, first his five faces (sādākhyas) appear which are called Adhidēvatās, namely, Sadyojāta, Vāmadēva, Aghōra, Tatpuruṣa and Īśānya. From these evolve the five kalās, respectively, nivṛtti, pratiṣṭhā, vidyā, śānti and śāntyatīta, Tōntada Siddhalinga śivayōgi opines that the sixth kalā evolves from MahālingaSource: Lingayat: Kalas and Shakti
Languages of India and abroad
mahāliṅga (महालिंग).—n (S) A common term for the twelve chief jyōtiliṅga q.v.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Mahāliṅga (महालिङ्ग).—the great Liṅga or Phallus.
-ṅgaḥ an epithet of Śiva.
Derivable forms: mahāliṅgam (महालिङ्गम्).
Mahāliṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and liṅga (लिङ्ग).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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.
Search found 2351 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Mahendra (महेन्द्र).—(1) m., a high number: Mvy 8023 (compare indra 2); (2) n. of a king of Ka...
Liṅga (symbol of Śiva) refers to one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a...
Mahādeva (महादेव) is a name of Śiva, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya chapter 4.—Accordi...
Mahābala (महाबल).—(1) nt., a high number: Mvy 8033; compare bala 4; (2) m., n. of two former B...
1) Mahāpadma (महापद्म) is the name of a sacred spot mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Mahāpadma ...
Mahākāla (महाकाल) is the name of a mountain situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancien...
Mahāmāyā (महामाया) is the mother of the Buddha and the sister of Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī, who was...
Maheśvara (महेश्वर) refers to one of the eight names of Śiva (śivanāma) and is mentioned in the...
Mahāsena (महासेन).—m. (-naḥ) 1. Kartikeya. 2. A general, the commander of a large force. 3. The...
Mahābhūta (महाभूत) refers to “four great elements”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāra...
Mahālakṣmī (महालक्ष्मी) is the name of a deity depicted in various temples: The Jambukeswara...
Mahāvidyā (महाविद्या).—f. (-dyā) The name of the following ten goddess:— “kālī tārā mahāv...
Mahārāja (महाराज).—(n) , (= Pali id.), (1) one of the four guardians of the cardinal directions...
Mahākāya (महाकाय).—mfn. (-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Large, bulky, stout. m. (-yaḥ) 1. A name of Nandi, the do...
Maha (मह).—[mah-ghañarthe ka]1) A festival, festive occasion; बन्धुताहृदयकौमुदीमहः (bandhutāhṛd...
Search found 3 books and stories containing Mahalinga, Mahālinga, Mahāliṅgā, Maha-linga or Mahāliṅga. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
One hundred and eight (108) names of Sāvitrī < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 11 - A list of sacred places (tīrtha) < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)