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The Linga Purana, one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, related to Lord Shiva.

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I want to know the exact explanation of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Can any one give the exact explanation of this mantra? What is the logic behind chanting this Mantra? How the mind of a person related to this and is it true that we can save the life of a dying ...
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Where does the Linga Purana declare Vishnu to be the supreme soul?

As I discuss in this answer, one of the early movements that was important to the development of Vaishnavism was the ancient Pancharatra movement, whose sacred texts consisted of detailed procedures ...
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How is being loyal to one's wife same as celibacy?

As you can see below, the Linga Purana says that a married man who is loyal to his wife is same as a celibate (brahmachari). svadāre vidhivatkṛtvā nivṛttiścānyataḥ sadā / manasā karmaṇā vācā ...
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Difference between the Shiva Purana and the Linga Purana

Both the Shiva Purana and the Linga Purana are books on Lord Shiva. I have read Shiva Purana. Can somebody please explain what is extra or differently told in the Linga Purana? Also, if possible ...
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Puranas besides Bhagavata & Devi-Bhagavata stating themselves as the foremost or best

I came across two answers Bhagavata-Purana Considered as best and Devi Bhagavata Purana Considered as best. On the same lines, are there any claims about other puranas claiming themselves or others ...
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Difference between Naaga and Sarpa

I read in Linga Purana (Poorva bhaga- Chapter 58 that, Lord Brahma nominated Vaasuki as Adhipati of Nagas and Takshaka as Adhipati of Sarpas. What is the difference between Naaga and Sarpa ?
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Which is the Shaiva Itihasa that Linga Purana is talking about?

By Itihasa we usually only mean the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. But have a look at the following passage/verses from Linga Purana (Tr-J.LShastry-Part1, Ch-26): For the propitiation of the ...
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Where does the Linga purana mention Lord Krishna giving veena to Narada muni?

From SB 1.6.32 Narada speaking: देवदत्तमिमां वीणां स्वरब्रह्मविभूषिताम् | मूच्छरयित्वा हरिकथां गायमानच्श्रराम्यहम ||32|| deva-dattām imāṁ vīṇāṁ svara-brahma-vibhūṣitām mūrcchayitvā ...
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4 of 12 Jyotirlinga are in Maharashtra ; please confirm?

Tryambakeshwar Bhimshankar Vaidyanath Ghrishneshwar Hello. am confused with some maps showing Vaidyanath to be located in Parli, Maharashtra and some in Deogarh, Jharkhand. Any literary proof to ...
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Significance of Linga svarupa compared to Moorthi svarupa of Lord Shiva

What is the significance of Linga svarupa compared to Moorthi svarupa of Lord Shiva Why we see so many lingas all around the world What is the significance of the linga svarupa or shape
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How to do Prana Pratishtana of Shiv Lingam?

Recently I got a Shiva Lingam for my home altar. Since its not a Swaymbhu or Banalinga, It must first be energized through Prana Pratishtana. But I do not know the method and mantras for doing the ...
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Were there originally 64 Jyotirlingas in the world?

Is it true that it is mentioned in the Linga Puranas, that originally there were 64 Jyotirlingas in the world? If yes, then in which chapter is it mentioned? Can anyone please enlighten me on this.
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Mantra Rajapada Stotram

Lord Siva penned this stotram on Lord Narasimha and said that if this is recited in the morning, afternoon and evening with devotion they will attain peace, blissful and healthy life.In total there ...
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linga purana section i.54.9-12 does this prove scientific error in hinduism?

SPEED OF SUN MOVING AROUND EARTH Linga Purana Section I.54.9-12 ; “…Similarly when the sucker of waters (i.e. the sun) moves about in the middle of Puskara the mountain to the north of Manasa, he ...
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Timeline Of Various Puranas

It is well-established by the great yogis, after attaining siddhis, that the stories told in the Puranas are not at all metaphorical and allegorical. It is known when these stories were revealed. ...
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Why India's name is "Bharatvarsha" according to Linga Purana? [duplicate]

Why India's name is "Bharatvarsha" according to Linga Purana? Who was Rushabh's son Bharat on his name Nharatvarsha is famous in Linga Puran story?
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Contradictions between Shiva Purana and Linga Purana

Women are not allowed to worship Shiva in Linga Purana: Linga Purana 2.20.2 The Sudras can avail of the performing of the worship through the priest. The ladies are not authorized to worship Shiva, ...
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