Shivalinga, aka: Śivaliṅga, Shiva-linga; 5 Definition(s)
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 (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
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)
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).
Śivaliṅga (शिवलिङ्ग).—See under Śiva, Para 16.(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Languages of India and abroad
śivaliṅga (शिवलिंग).—n (S) A lingam of Shiva or Mahadeva.(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.
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Search found 15 books and stories containing Shivalinga, Śivaliṅga or Shiva-linga. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Ponnamaravati < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Rajaraja II’s Time]
Temples in Tirusattimuttam (Rajarajapuram) < [Chapter X - Temples of Rajadhjraja II’s Time]
Temples in Kalahasti < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Village Folk-tales of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), vol. 1-3 (by Henry Parker)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 17 - The greatness of Jyotirliṅga Mahākāla < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 33 - Rites for deriving benefits hereafter < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Chapter 14 - Directions for the worship of Śiva < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)