Suvarnalinga, Suvarṇaliṅga, Suvarna-linga: 2 definitions


Suvarnalinga 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Suvarṇaliṅga (सुवर्णलिङ्ग) refers to a “golden liṅga”. It can also be spelled as Sauvarṇaliṅga. The term is used thoughout Śaiva literature.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography

Suvarṇaliṅga (सुवर्णलिङ्ग).—According to the commentator of the Rāmāyaṇa (uttara-kāṇḍa), “the golden liṅga was intended for constant worship. He (Rāvaṇa) worshipped it from the desire of sovereignty. Fot it is prescribed in the Tantras that a golden liṅga should be worshipped when any one desires soverignty.”

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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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