The Linga Purana is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, and a Shaivism text of Hinduism. The text’s title Linga refers to the iconography for Shiva. The author(s) . INR / $ , Title: Sri Linga Puranam, Author: hi Chakravarthi Ph.D., Genre: Spiritual. Brahma Puranas: Brahma Purana, Brahmanda Purana, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Saiva Puranas: Shiva Purana, Linga Purana, Skanda Purana, Markandeya.

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Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. Thus no Purana has a single date of composition. The Linga Purana is notable for its aggressiveness in retaliating against those who censure Shiva, suggesting in chapter 1.

Ethics in Linga Purana Giving help to everyone, showing kindness to all, is called the highest worship of the Lord of eight forms. Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. The text presents cosmologymythology, seasons, festivals, geography, a tour guide for pilgrimage Tirthaa manual for the design and consecration of the Linga and Nandistotrasthe importance of these icons, a description of Yoga with claims of its various benefits.

Like all the Puranas, the Linga Purana has a complicated chronology. The verses of the text, states Kramrisch, presents Linga as an aniconic symbol of both the matter and the spirit, the Prakriti and the Purushawhereby the “powers of creation, liberation and annihilation” are symbolized by the icon.


Sri Linga Puranam

Retrieved from ” https: The rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition. Each titled work consists of material that has grown by numerous accretions in successive historical eras.

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Sri Linga Puranam ( శ్రీ లింగ పురాణం )

Ayurveda Dhanurveda Natya Shastra Sthapatyaveda. This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda. State University of New York Press. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Part of a series on. The Linga Purana consists of two parts — the longer Purva-bhaga and the shorter Uttara-bhaga. Views Read Edit View history. The Myths and Gods of India.

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The author s and date of the Linga Purana is unknown, and the estimates place the original text to have been composed between the 5th- to 10th-century CE. Cornelia Dimmitt and J. Stella Kramrisch [19] [20].

telguu Chronology of Hindu texts. The text is titled after its theme, that is the worship of Lingaand the text is primarily focussed on Shiva as Supreme.


The text exists in many inconsistent versions, and was likely revised over time teluug expanded. It accompanies the concept tslugu Brahmanwhich as invisible signless and existent Principle, is formless or linga-less.

The Linga Purana survives in many versions, consisting of two parts — the Purva-bhaga older part, sometimes called Purvardha with chapters and Uttara-bhaga later part, sometimes called Uttarardha with 55 chapters. It is as if they were libraries to which new volumes have been continuously added, not necessarily at the end of the shelf, but randomly.

As they exist today, the Puranas are a stratified literature.

The estimate composition dates for the oldest core of Linga Purana vary between scholars, ranging from the 5th-century CE to 10th-century. Giving help to everyone, showing kindness to all, is called the highest worship of the Lord of eight forms.

Samhita Brahmana Aranyaka Upanishad.