Abhayadakshina, Abhayadakṣiṇā, Abhaya-dakshina: 4 definitions
Abhayadakshina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Abhayadakṣiṇā can be transliterated into English as Abhayadaksina or Abhayadakshina, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Abhayadakṣiṇā (अभयदक्षिणा).—giving a promise, assurance, or guarantee of safety or protection (from danger); सर्वप्रदानेष्वभयप्रदानम् (sarvapradāneṣvabhayapradānam) (pradhānam) Pt.1.29; सर्वतः प्रतिगृह्णीयान्मध्वथाभयदक्षिणाम् (sarvataḥ pratigṛhṇīyānmadhvathābhayadakṣiṇām) Ms.4.247.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇā) Promise or present of protection from danger. E. abhaya, and dakṣiṇā a gift to a Brahman, which, in this case he may receive from even a Sudra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Abhayadakṣiṇā (अभयदक्षिणा).—[feminine] promise or gift of safety.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Abhayadakṣiṇā (अभयदक्षिणा):—[=a-bhaya-dakṣiṇā] [from a-bhaya] f. promise or present or protection from danger, [Manu-smṛti iv, 247, etc.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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