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Brahmasutra literally means ‘the thread of Brahmā’.
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Brahmasutra literally means ‘the thread of [[Brahmā]]’.
  
The cult of Śiva and the [[worship]] of his emblem, the liṅga, are very old. The liṅgas installed in [[temples]] are almost always made of stone. They consist of three parts out of which only the third part called as ‘Rudrabhāga’ is seen above the ground. This cylindrical portion alone termed as ‘pujā[[bhāga]]’ is to be worshiped. It contains certain lines technically called ‘brahmasutra,’ without which the liṅga becomes unfit for [[worship]].
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The cult of [[Śiva]] and the [[worship]] of his emblem, the [[liṅga]], are very old. The liṅgas installed in [[temples]] are almost always made of stone. They consist of three parts out of which only the third part called as ‘Rudrabhāga’ is seen above the ground. This cylindrical portion alone termed as ‘[[pujā]][[bhāga]]’ is to be worshiped. It contains certain lines technically called ‘brahmasutra,’ without which the [[liṅga]] becomes unfit for [[worship]].
  
  

Latest revision as of 22:03, 15 December 2016


Brahmasutra literally means ‘the thread of Brahmā’.

The cult of Śiva and the worship of his emblem, the liṅga, are very old. The liṅgas installed in temples are almost always made of stone. They consist of three parts out of which only the third part called as ‘Rudrabhāga’ is seen above the ground. This cylindrical portion alone termed as ‘pujābhāga’ is to be worshiped. It contains certain lines technically called ‘brahmasutra,’ without which the liṅga becomes unfit for worship.


References

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