Dadhikshira, Dadhikṣīra, Dadhi-kshira: 1 definition

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Dadhikshira 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 Dadhikṣīra can be transliterated into English as Dadhiksira or Dadhikshira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dadhikshira in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dadhikṣīra (दधिक्षीर) refers to “curd and milk”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.16. Accordingly, “[...] the great offering of eatables shall be made to Śiva especially in the month of Dhanus. The constituent parts of the great offering are as follows:—[...] curd (dadhi) and milk (kṣīra) twelve prasthas each [...] This great offering of eatables made to the deities shall be distributed among devotees m the order of their castes”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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