Yamalinga, aka: Yamaliṅga, Yama-linga; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[Yamalinga in Shaivism glossaries]

Yamaliṅga (यमलिङ्ग) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Vṛṣasthāna, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (eg., Yamaliṅga) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. 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: Śaivism
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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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