Sahasralinga, aka: Sahasraliṅga, Sahasra-linga; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

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Sahasraliṅga (सहस्रलिङ्ग).—A tīrtha sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 60.
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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Sahasraliṅga (सहस्रलिङ्ग) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the classes of mānuṣaliṅgas (liṅgas made by human hands), classified in the Śaivāgamas. All the mānuṣaliṅgas are made of three parts (brahmabhāga, or ‘lower part’, viṣṇubhāga, or ‘middle part’ and rudrabhāga, or ‘top-most part’). They are also carved with lines known as brahmasūtras. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

The sahasra-liṅga (सहस्रलिङ्ग) is obtained in exactly the same manner as the aṣṭottara-śata-liṅga. The carving of the thousand and one liṅgas should be done on the surface of the pūjābhāga of an āḍhya-liṅga. In the case of the sahasra-liṅga the horizontal lines are eleven and the vertical lines ninety-nine.

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography
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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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