Prakritalinga, Prakrita-linga, Prākṛtaliṅga: 1 definition



Prakritalinga 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.

The Sanskrit term Prākṛtaliṅga can be transliterated into English as Prakrtalinga or Prakritalinga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prakritalinga in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prākṛtaliṅga (प्राकृतलिङ्ग) or Pratiṣṭhitaliṅga refers to a type of liṅga (phallic emblem of Śiva), as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.18. Accordingly, “[...] if great Brahmins or rich kings install a liṅga prepared by the artisans, it is called Pratiṣṭhita and Prākṛta. It accords enjoyment of Prākṛta Aiśvarya (Natural riches) to the worshipper. That which is forceful and permanent is called Pauruṣa. That which is weak and temporary is called Prākṛta.[...] The prākṛta-liṅga bestows good women, riches etc. according to the believers”.

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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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