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