Lingapurana
  • Achaleshvara

    A hilly pilgrimage site. It is said that Himālaya (Himalaya), the king of the mountains, installed Acaleśvara liṅga (Achaleshwara linga) in Śivarudrapura (Shivarudrapura)— tatra pitrā suśailena sthāpitaṁ svacaleśvaram. Acaleśvara is a holy place. Along with Mahādeva Śiva (Mahadeva Shiva),the place is also famous because of Skanda-Kārtikeya (Skanda-Kartikeya). The temple of Kārtikeya, the general of the army of […]

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  • Aikshwaki – 2

    According to Matsyapurāṇa (Matsyapurana), Aikṣvāki (Aikshwaki) is the wife of Jantu, belonging to Jyāmogha (Jyamogha) dynasty. She gave birth to a son called Sātvata (Satwata), fathered by Jantu. In Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa (Brahmandapurana) and Vāyupurāṇa (Vayupurana), Aikṣvākī is the wife of Purudvaha belonging to Jyāmogha dynasty. Satva is the son of Purudvaha and Aikṣvākī. In Liṅgapurāṇa(Lingapurana) it […]

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  • Aishaki – 2

      According to Matsyapurāṇa (Matsyaputana), the wife of Jantu of the Jyamogha race was known as Aiṣvākī (Aiswhaki). She gave birth to Jantu’s son named Sātatva (Satatwa). According to  Brahmānḍa (Btahmanda) and Vayupurāṇa (Vayupurana), Aiṣvākī was the wife of Purudvaha of the Jyamogha race. Satva was the son of Purudvaha and Aiṣvākī. But according to the Lingapurāṇa […]

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  • Ajabila

    It is a place of pilgrimage located on Śrīparvata (Shreeparvata; Shree mountain). This holy place is located on the southern bank of the river Kṝṣṇā (Krishnaa) in Kurnool district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.    

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  • Akshapada – 2

    Son of Somaśarmā (Somasharma). Mahādeva (Mahadeva) had said, during the twenty-seventh Dvāpara (Dwapara) age, the great sage Jātukarṇya (Jatukarnya) would be reborn as Vyāsa (Vyasa). He would be widely known as the great brāhmaṇa (brahmana) Somaśarmā and reside at the holy place of Prabhāsa (Prabhasa). Akṣapāda (Akshapada) was one of the four sons of Somaśarmā.

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  • Akshapada – 3

    When Śiva (Shiva) was engaged in restraining Tripurāsura (Tripurasura), one of the gaṇa (gana) or groups of attending deities that followed him was named Akṣapāda (Akshapada).

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  • Amaresatirtha – 2

    In Liṅgapurāṇa (Lingapurana) there is a mention of one Amareśatīrtha (Amaresatirtha) belonging to Vārāṇasīkṣetra (Varanasikshetra). God Śiva (Siva) is also worshiped as Amareśa in this tīrtha.

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  • Amvikatirtha

    Amvikātīrtha(Amvikatirtha) is a sacred nadī-tīrtha (nadi-tirtha; river-pilgrimage).The Rucikeśvara (Ruchikeswara) temple is situated in this holy place, graced by Goddess Amvikā (Amvika). The water of the river here is clear and transparent.

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  • Atmabhu

    The term Ātmabhū (Atmabhu) denotes the One who has created One’s own Self ; who has not been born through śukra- śonita (sukra- sonita; the union of )semen and blood. Trideva — that is, Brahmā (Brahma), Viṣṇu (Visnu) and Mahesvara — are called Ātmabhū.

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  • Avimukta

    Vārāṇasī (Varanasi), the abode of Śiva-Maheśvara (Siva-Maheswara) is called Avimuktakṣetra (Avimuktaksetra; the space called Avimukta). In Matsyapurāṇa (Matsyapurana) while speaking of the greatness of Vārāṇasī, Goddess Pārvatī (Parvati) wanted to know about Avimuktakṣetra. Śiva then said, “Vārāṇasī is my perpetual abode. I have never left this sacred place, nor will I leave it ever in […]

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  • Avimukteswara

    Avimukteśvara is a sacred tīrtha (tirtha; site of pilgrimage) located in Vārāṇasī (Varanasi). After marrying Haimavatī (Haimavati) Umā (Uma), Nīlalohita Śiva, along with the other Śivagaṇa (Sivagana; associates of Siva), came from Himālaya (Himalaya) to Vārāṇasī and manifested himself as Avimukteśvara Liṅga (Avimukteswara Linga), and started residing here — devaḥ purā kṛtodvāhaḥ śankaro nīlalohitaḥ himavacchikharād […]

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  • Indreswaratirtha – 1

    Indreśvaratīrtha (Indreswaratirtha) is a tīrtha (tirtha; pilgrimage site) located in Srīparvata (Sriparvata).

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  • Indreswaratirtha – 3

    A sacred site of pilgrimage located in Vārāṇasīkṣetra (vVaranasikshetra). God Śiva(Siva) is worshipped here in the name of Indreśvara(Indreswara).

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  • Upasantasivatirtha

    Upaśāṇtaśivatīrtha (Upasantasivatirtha) was a famous place of pilgrimage in Vārāṇasī (Varanasi).

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