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Mānuṣa-liṅga literally means ‘śivaliṅga made by human beings’.
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Mānuṣa-[[liṅga]] literally means ‘[[Śivaliṅga|śivaliṅga]] made by human beings’.
  
Lord Śiva is worshiped in the form of a liṅga, an emblem with a rounded surface, cylindrical in shape. Liṅgas are classified into several varieties, of which the mānuṣa-linga is also one. It is defined as a liṅga prepared by the mānavas or human beings and worshiped by them. The iconographical works give all the details needed to prepare such a liṅga. The ritualistic processes for installing the liṅga in a temple are given by the Śaivāgamas which are religious texts dealing with the worship of Lord Śiva.
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Lord [[Śiva]] is worshiped in the form of a [[liṅga]], an emblem with a rounded surface, cylindrical in shape. Liṅgas are classified into several varieties, of which the mānuṣa-linga is also one. It is defined as a liṅga prepared by the mānavas or human beings and worshiped by them. The iconographical works give all the details needed to prepare such a liṅga. The ritualistic processes for installing the liṅga in a temple are given by the [[Śaivāgamas]] which are religious texts dealing with the [[worship]] of Lord [[Śiva]].
  
  
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:04, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Manusa-linga, MAnuSa-liGga, Maanusha-linga


Mānuṣa-liṅga literally means ‘śivaliṅga made by human beings’.

Lord Śiva is worshiped in the form of a liṅga, an emblem with a rounded surface, cylindrical in shape. Liṅgas are classified into several varieties, of which the mānuṣa-linga is also one. It is defined as a liṅga prepared by the mānavas or human beings and worshiped by them. The iconographical works give all the details needed to prepare such a liṅga. The ritualistic processes for installing the liṅga in a temple are given by the Śaivāgamas which are religious texts dealing with the worship of Lord Śiva.


References

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