Shivalinga, aka: Śivaliṅga, Shiva-linga; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shivalinga 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.

The Sanskrit term Śivaliṅga can be transliterated into English as Sivalinga or Shivalinga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Shivalinga in Natyashastra glossaries]

One of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-four combined Hands).—Śiva-liṅga (do.): Ardha-candra with the left hand, Śikhara with the right. Usage: Śiva-Hnga.

(Source): archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana

[Shivalinga in Purana glossaries]

Śivaliṅga (शिवलिङ्ग).—See under Śiva, Para 16.

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Śivaliṅga (शिवलिङ्ग).—Sacred to Jalapriyā,1 the sun to be worshipped in the form of.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 33.
  • 2) Ib. 55. 5.
(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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Shivalinga in Marathi glossaries]

śivaliṅga (शिवलिंग).—n (S) A lingam of Shiva or Mahadeva.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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