Sahasraliñga

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sahasralinga, SahasraliJga, Sahasraliyga


Sahasraliñga literally means ‘thousand liñgas’.

Śivaliṅgas or emblems of Śiva are sculptured in several ways. One such is the sahasraliṅga. On the Rudrabhāga or the pujābhāga are carved 1000 emblems by the incision of parallel horizontal and vertical lines and by changing the edges of the resultant criss-cross sections.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore