jyotirlinga

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit ज्योतिर्लिङ्ग (jyotirliṅga)

Noun[edit]

jyotirlinga (plural jyotirlingas)

  1. (Hinduism) A shrine where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlingam or "Lingam (pillar) of light."
    There are twelve traditional jyotirlinga shrines in India.

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