from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as lingam.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The phallic symbol under which Siva is principally worshiped in his character of the creative and reproductive power.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of lingam.


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  • Luckily I kept the fact that my suitcase was slightly -over- the weight limit on the way here in mind and only bought a small Christmas present for my mother and a small but cool stone called a shiva linga, which is a stone gathered in a special yearly ceremony from the Namada River.

    Cat Rambo

  • The latter, called lingaśarîra, is defined in more than one way, but it is expressly stated in the Kârikâs [748] that it is composed of "Buddhi and the rest, down to the subtle elements."

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

  • Three weeks ago, the Adi Sankara temple in Kalady, Kerala, his birthplace, suffered a grievous attack: thieves broke into the sanctum sanctorum and stole a precious emerald Siva linga, which is valued at over Rs

  • By 'linga' (inferential mark) we here understand clauses (vâkya) which contain a specific indication; for such clauses have, according to the Pûrva Mîmâmsâ, greater proving power than leading subject-matter (prakarana).

    The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja — Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48

  • As a pair of nervous young girls sit to the right perhaps awaiting their turn, two standing priestesses bear witness as a third person holding a linga squats between the legs of a girl sitting on the ground.

    A Record of Cambodia - Book Review by The Cambodia Daily | Angkor Wat Apsara & Devata: Khmer Women in Divine Context

  • Hence every five years a linga pops up from the ground.

    Neer Dosa and Appam in Mangalore

  • It is unique in the sense that it has a triple linga representing Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.

    Hari Hareshwar, Paradise Calling

  • Hence every five years a linga pops up from the ground.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • At the end of some long and dark corridors stood the linga, a rounded phallic symbol periodically garlanded and anointed with oil and ghee.

    The Apparition

  • In especially well-staffed temples, robed priests guarded the linga and stared expectantly at the tourists.

    The Apparition


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