Linga Puran.a

1:9:15-21 the 6 siddhis

:15

:17-21

siddhi

perception

1st

1st

Prati-bha

"knowledge of things subtle or hidden far or near, past or future"

2nd

2nd

S`ravan.a

"to grasp the import of all words by merely hearing a concealed or indistinct syllable"

3rd

6th

Varta

"perception of divine smells"

4th

4th

Dars`ana

"ability to see divine forms"

5th

5th

A-svada

"ability to taste divine delicacies"

6th

3rd

Vedana

"perception of touch without actual contact"

[in declining order of importance?]

1:9:22-29 which particular of the 64 aupa-sargika qualities are to be eschewed in which divine regions

:22-25

 

:26-29

in the region of the __ (deities)

the qualities of __ (element)

# of qualities

Pis`a-aca-s

earth

8

Raks.as-es

water

16

Yaks.a-s

fire

24

Gandha-rva-s

breath

22

Indra

akas`a (aether)

40

Soma

manas (mind)

48

Pra-ja-pati

ahankara (egotism)

56

Brahman

buddhi (intellect)

64

1:10:43-46 colors in kalpa-s

ordinal # of kalpa

kalpa

color

deity

29th

S`veta

white

Sadyas-jata

30th

Rakta

red

Vama-deva

31st

Pita

yellow

Tad-purus.a

32nd

A-ghora

black

Is`vara

33rd

Vis`va-rupa

variegated (transparent, 1:16:4)

Is`ana

1:11-12 29th to 33rd kalpa-s

kalpa

1:11:2 S`veta-lohita

1:12:1 Rakta

1:13:1 Pita-vasas

1:14:1 A-sita

1:16:1 Vis`va-rupa

Brahman & 4 emanations

1:11:6-7

1:12:7-9

1:13:16-18

1:14:9-10

1:16:37-39

Brahman

Sadyas-jata

Vama-deva

Tad-purus.a

A-ghora

 

1st emanation

Su-nanda

Vi-rajas

 

Kr.s.n.a

Jat.in

2nd emanation

Nandana

Vi-bahu

 

Kr.s.n.a-s`ikha

Mun.d.in

3rd emanation

Vis`va-nanda

Vi-s`oka

 

Kr.s.n.a-asya

S`ikha-n.d.in

4th emanation

Upa-nandana

Vis`va-bhavana

 

Kr.s.n.a-vastra-dhr.k

Ardha-mun.d.a

[Ardha-mun.d.a "half-shaven" is an allusion to half-shaven-headed Afghans]

1:17:73-77 a-ks.ara (alphabet-letters) of bodily members

a.-l.

bodily member

a

head

a

forehead

i

right eye

i

left eye

u

right ear

u

left ear

r.

right cheek

r.

left cheek

l.

right nostril

l.

left nostril

e

upper lip

ai

lower lip

o

upper teeth

au

lower teeth

m

upper palate

h.

lower palate

k ...

5 right hands

c ...

5 left hands

t. ...

right leg

t ...

left leg

p ...

belly

ph ...

right side

b ...

left side

bh ...

shoulder

m

heart

y-s

7 dhatu-s

h

soul

ks.

anger

1:17:78-80 colored mantra-s of the Veda-s

Veda

syllables

digits

color

efficacy

Om

38

5

quartz (transparent)

righteous matters

R.c

24

4

green

gaining control

Atharvan

33

8

black

black magic

Yajus

35

8

white

peace

Saman

66

13

coral-red

creation & dissolution of the universe

1:17:81-82 the 5 Brahman-s

having __

for __

Is`ana

coronet

Tad-purus.a

face

A-ghora

heart

Vama-deva

private parts

Sadyas-jata

feet

1:27: contents of sacrificial vessels

v.

vessel

contents

:13

Acamaniya

jati (nutmeg), kankola (Momordica mixta)-seed, bahumula-root, tamala (Xanthocymus epictorius)-seed

:15

Arghya

kus`a-grass, gingelly-seeds, white-mustard

:18

Proks.an.i

holy-water

1:27:25-26 directions of the siddhi-s

direction

siddhi

east

An.ima

south

Laghima

west

Mahima

north

Prapti

southeast

Prakamya

southwest

Is`itva

northwest

Vas`itva

northeast

Sarva-jn~ata ("Omniscience")

[Are the cardinal directions feminine and the intermediate directions masculine, as in the Bon scheme?]

kinds of divine megha-s ("clouds")

megha-s

1:54:47-48 originated from

1:54:48-50 located in circle of wind __

Kas.t.ha-vaha-s

ghee-smoke of kas.t.ha-s ("wigs")

A-vaha

Vairin~cya-s

exhaled breath of Brahma

Pra-vaha

Paks.ya-s

wings of mountains, chopped off by Indra

1:54:54-56 [?concealed until] "close of the kalpa"

     

1:54:57 Paun.d.ra-s

"spray of waters from elephants' trunks"

?

1:54:58 Ganga-s

the river Ganga [?the caelestial = the Galaxy]

Para-vaha

{"spray of waters from elephants' trunks" is an attainment of [the Ajivika] Go-sala Maskarin}

1:55:25-42, (repeated) 45-65 the 7 gan.a-s (groups) of deities of the 12 months

1:55:22-23 month

deva

r.s.i

sarpa

gandha-rva

+ap-saras

graman.-in

yatu-dhana

Madhu

Dhatr.

Pula-stya

Vasuki

Tumburu

Kr.ta-sthala

Ratha-kr.t

Raks.as-heti

Madhava

Aryaman

Pula-ha

Kankan.i-kara

Nara-da

Pun~jika-sthali

Ratha-ojas

Pra-heti

S`ukra

Mitra

Atri

Taks.aka

Haha

Menaka

Ratha-citra

Paurus.a-iya

S`uci

Varun.a

Vas-is.t.ha

Naga

Huhu

Saha-janya

Su-bahu

Badha

Nabhas

Indra

Angiras

Ela-patra

Vis`va-vasu

Pra-mloca

Ratha-svana

Sarpa

Nabhasya

Vivas-vant

Bhr.gu

S`ankha-pala

Ugra-sena

Anu-mloca

Varun.a

Vyaghra

Is.a

Pus.an

Bhara-dva-ja

Airavata

Su-rugi

Ghr.ta-aci

Su-s.en.a

Apa

Urja

Parjanya

Gau-tama

Dhanan~-jaya

Para-vasu

Vis`va-aci

Sena-jit

Vata

Sahas

Ams`u

Kas`yapa

Maha-padma

Citra-sena

Urvas`i

Tarks.ya

Vidyut

Sahasya

Bhaga

Kratu

Karka-ut.aka

Urn.a-ayu

Purva-citti

Aris.t.-nemi

Diva-kara

Tapas

Tvas.t.r.

Jamad-agni

Kambala

Dhr.ta-ras.t.ra

Tila-uttama

Ks.ata (Ratha)-jit

Brahma[n]-upeta

Tapasya

Vis.n.u

Vis`va-mitra

As`va-tara

Sura-varcas

Rambha

Satya-jit

Yajn~a-upeta

1:74:1-11 worship by deities of linga-s made by Vis`va-karman of various materials

LP

 

RS, 1st Khan.d.a (Sarga), 12:

v.

deity as worshipper

the worshipped: linga of __

 

v.

deity

linga of __

:2

Vis.n.u

sapphire

 

:31c

Vis.n.u

sapphire

 

Indra

ruby

 

:30a

Indra

ruby

 

Ku-bera

gold

 

:30b

Ku-bera

gold

:3

Vis`ve-deva-s

silver

 

:32a

Vis`ve-deva-s

silver

 

Vasu-s

magnetic

 

:32a

Vasu-s

silver

 

Vayu

brass

       
 

As`vin-au

earthen

 

:32b

As`vin-au

brazen & earthen

:4

Varun.a

quartz

 

:31b

Varun.a

dark-blue

 

Aditya-s

copper

 

:33b

Aditya-s

copper

 

Soma

pearls

 

:33c

Candra

pearl

:5

An-anta

coral

 

:34c

S`es.a

coral

 

Daitya-s & Raks.as-es

ferrous

       

:6

Guhyaka-s

of 3 metals

       
 

Gan.a-s

"of all metals"

       
 

+Camun.d.a

sand

       

:7

Nair-r.ti

wood

       
 

Yama

emerald

 

:31a

Dharma

yellow

 

Nila-rudra

bhasman (holy ashes of burned offerings)

       

:8

+Laks.mi

vilva-tree

 

:33a

+Laks.mi

quartz

 

Guha

cow-dung

       
 

the 7 R.s.i-s

kus`a-grass

       

:9

Vama-deva

pus.pa (flowers)

       
 

+Manonmani

scents

       
 

+Saras-vati

jewels

       

:10

+Durga

gold pedestal

       
 

Mantra-s

Ugra as ghee

       

:11

Veda-s

curds

 

:35c

Yaks.a-s

curd

 

Pis`aca-s

lead

       

1:74:13-16 the 44 sub-divisions of the 6 types of linga-s

LP

RS 1:12: substances of linga-s of deities

ord. #

substances of linga-s

# of their sub-divisions

substances

deities

1st

rock

4

   

2nd

jewels

7

:36a ratna

+Brahmani

3rd

metals

8

:36b quicksilver

Ban.a

4th

wood

16

:34b sandalwood

Maya

5th

clay

2

:34a earth

maha-brahmana-s

6th

ks.anika "momentary"

7

:35a butter

+Devi-s

:35b ashes

yogin-s

:35c curd

Yaks.a-s

35d flour

+Chaya

1:81:14-16 offerings in the cardinal directions with the mantra-s of the Brahman-s

verse

offer the _

in the __ (direction)

with the mantra of __

:14

aguru (agallochum)

south

A-ghora

:15a

manah.s`ila (red arsenic)

west

Sadyas-jata

:15b

sandalwood-paste

north

Vama-deva

:16

haritala

east

Tad-purus.a

1:81:9-11, 19-22 substances of the linga-s for the months

month

substance of linga

 

RS 1:2:

Caitra

sphat.ika (quartz)

     

Vais`akha

adamantine

 

:33d diamond

Agni

Jyes.t.ha

emerald

     

As.ad.ha

pearl

     

S`ravan.a

lapis lazuli

     

Bhadrapada

rubies

     

As`vina

onyx

     

Karttika

coral

     

Margas`irs.a

lapis lazuli

     

Paus.a

topaz

     

Magha

solar stone

     

Phalgun.a

quartz

     

1:86:67-69 places & praesiding deities of states of consciousness

consciousness-state

place in body

deity

jagrat (waking)

eyen

Brahma

svapna (dreaming)

neck

Vis.n.u

su.supti (dreamless sleep)

heart

Is`vara

turiya (fourth)

head

Maha-is`vara

1:86:78-87 the 14s

:78-79 Adhi-daivika (the divine factor)

:80-81 the 14 Nad.i-s (tubular vessels)

:82-83 the 14 winds in the Nad.i-s

sun

Rajn~i

Pra-

directions

Su-dars`ana

Vi-

earth

Jita

Apa-

Varun.a

Saumya

Ud-

wind

Mogha

Sama-

Brahma

Rudra

Vai-rambha

Rudra

[A-]Mr.ta

Antar-yama

Ks.etra-jn~a

Satya

Pra-bhan~jana

Agni

Madhyama

Kurmaka

Indra

Nad.ira

S`yena

Vis.n.u

S`is`uka

S`veta

moon

Asura

Kr.s.n.a

Mitra

Kr.ttika

Anila

Praja-pati

Bhasvati

Naga

1:86:129-131 the stations of the 8 forms

in __ (station)

form

 

Pas`u-pati

earth

S`arva

waters

Bhava

fire

Rudra

wind

Ugra

firmament

Bhima

sun

Is`ana

moon

Maha-deva

the "1000 names"

1:98:27-158 1116 [= 1008 + 108] names

1:65:54b-168 1008 names

#

name

#

name

       

1st

Bhava

12th

 

3rd

Hara

113th

 

4th

Rudra

151st

 

12th

Sthan.u

2nd

 

276th

Loka-pala

49th

 

277th

Antar-hitatman

50th

 

283rd

Candra

67th

 

284th

Surya

68th

 

285th

S`ani

69th

 

286th

Ketu

70th

 

377th

Nr.tya-priya

178th

 

378th

Nr.tya-anr.tya

179th

 
   

180th

Nartana

       

[these 2 lists are so different that, if numerological, one might repraesent negative, and one positive, numbers]

The [Caucasian mythic] 3 Nart-s = [1:65:54b-168] 178th to 180th

2:14: significance of the 5 Brahman-s

Brahman

self as knower

station in body

senses producing elements

Is`ana

:6 Ks.etra-jn~a "field-knower"

:16 "organ of speech"

:21 sound > firmament

Tad-purus.a

:7 "supreme soul"

:17 hands

:22 touch > wind

A-ghora

:8 [Buddhi?] "cosmic intellect"

:18 feet

:23 rupa (visble form) > fire

Vama-deva

:9 [Aham-kara] "ego"

:19 rectum

:24 rasa (taste) > waters

Sadyas-jata

:10 [Manas] "mind"

:20 genitals

:25 smell > earth

2:19:9-15 sets of deities in the cardinal directions

direction

 

v.

:9-12 Brahman-s

:13-14 sun-gods

:15-16 S`akti-s

east

 

:9

Tad-purus.a

1st Aditya

Vistara

south

   

A-ghora

3rd Bhanu

Uttara

west

 

:10

Vama-deva

2nd Bhaskara

Bodhani

north

 

:11-12

Sadyas-jata

4th Ravi

Apya-ayani

2:19:20-22 lustres of S`akti-s surrounding Is`ana

S`akti

her lustre

Dipta "refulgent"

brilliant flame

Suks.ma "subtle"

lightning

Jaya "victorious"

fiery flame

Prabha "lustre"

golden

Vibhuti "magnificence"

coral

Vimala "immaculate"

waterlily

A-mogha "invincible"

karn.ikara-flower

Vidyut "lightning"

"universal colour"

Sarvatas-mukhi "of all the mouth"

"four faces and four colours"

2:21:9-14 substances for Brahmans & their accoutrements

petals in directions

Brahman-s

substances of color

:9 eastern

Purus.a

solar lustre

:10 southern

A-ghora

blue collyrium

northern

Vama-deva

japa-flower

:11 western

Sadya

milk

pericarp

Is`ana

quartz

     

:12-14 lustres of locations

petals in directions

location

lustre

southeast

hr.daya "heart"

?

northeast

s`iras "head"

smoky

southwest

s`ikha "tuft"

red

northwest

kavaca "coat-of-mail"

collyrium

"all" [centre]

astra "missile"

fiery flame

2:21:21-22 the 38 kala-s ("parts") of the Brahman-s

Brahman

# of kala-s

Sadya

8

Vama

13

A-ghora

8

Purus.a

4

Is`ana

5

2:23:23-24 comcommitants of the 7 heavens

heaven

bodily

deity

Bhus

heart

Brahman

Bhuvas

heart

Vis.n.u

Svas

tuft

Rudra

Mahas

kavaca ("coat-of-mail")

Maha-is`vara

Janas

eyen

S`iva

Tapas

astra ("missile")

scorcher

2:25:58-64 colors of the tongues of deities (of the world-directions)

deity

tongue

"middle"

variegated

Is`ana

golden

Indra

golden

Agni

red

Nir-r.ta

black

"western" (Varun.a)

pearly

Vayu

"fully manifest"

2:26:6-8 offering-calls

call

in __

"to __" (deities)

Svaha

the head of all atman-s

the "terrible ones" [Ghora-s]

Vas.at.

the tuft [s`ikha]

the S`arva-s

Hum

coat-of-mail [kavaca]

the Rudra-s

Vaus.at.

the 3 eyen

the 1000-eyed one

Phat.

the missile [astra]

Pas`u-pati

2:35:2-7 worship of the golden calf & of its mother

golden cow, composed of (:2-3) gold coins

onto her golden body, at __

is to be attached __

:4 tip of hoof

diamond

horn

ruby

:5 between eyebrows

pearl

the 4 udders

vaidurya ("cat's eye"?)

tail

nilata "blue [gem]"

:6 in place of teeth

topaz

   

golden calf, also composed of (:7) gold coins

2:45:14-29 heavens of deities

heaven

deity

Bhus

Brahma

Bhuvas

Vis.n.u

Svas

Rudra

Mahas

Is`vara

Janas

+Prakr.ti

Tapas

Mudgala

R.ta-m

Purus.a

Satya

S`iva

2:52:8-13 materials for various rites

in rite of __

use __

enslaving

jati-flowers

attracting

karavira-flower

causing hatred

langalaka-flower

exorcizing

oil

paralyzing

honey

deluding

gingelly-seeds

beating

blood of donkey / elephant / camel

paralyzing [again!]

mustard-seeds

tearing-up

kus`a-grass

killing

rohi-seeds

binding

ahipatra

making an army stunned

kunati (trumpetflower)

all siddhi-s

ghee for Parama-is`vari

purification

milk-pudding

RS = Rudra Samhita of S`iva Puran.a

ANCIENT INDIAN TRADITION AND MYTHOLOGY SERIES, Vols. 5-6. The Linga Puran.a. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1973.