Daishika, Daiśika: 13 definitions


Daishika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Daiśika can be transliterated into English as Daisika or Daishika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Daiśika (दैशिक) is another name for Ācārya (“teacher”) [?], according to the Jayadrathayāmala, Ṣaṭka 1 verse 13.3–18::—Accordingly, “[...] [And], O Goddess, [the Śivadharmadīkṣā] has two forms: in Śaiva scriptures the division of initiation is called that without the seed and that with the seed. The Ācārya [i.e., daiśika] performs the [initiation] which contains the duty to perform post-initiatory rites purified for children, imbeciles, those whose limbs suffered trauma, deaf people, women, people who are suffering from chronic illness and kings and renouncers (nyāsin) who are extremely devoted [to Śiva]; this [initiation] is the nirbījā. [...]”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Daiśika (दैशिक) refers to a “teacher”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 4.3cd-4]—“[Through dīkṣā, he is] prepared for all because through religious action [he becomes] the same [as the divine] in accordance with the nature of potential and manifestation. [And this dīkṣā,] [should] be set in motion by the highest teachers (daiśika-uttama), in accordance with the best of the wealth [of the one for whom the Mantrin performs the dīkṣā”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

daiśika (दैशिक).—a S Relating to a country or a district; national, provincial, territorial, local.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daiśika (दैशिक).—a. (- f.) [देशेन निर्वृत्तं तस्येदं वा-ठञ् (deśena nirvṛttaṃ tasyedaṃ vā-ṭhañ)]

1) Local, provincial.

2) National, belonging to the whole country.

3) Belonging or having reference to space; Bhāṣā. P.12.

4) Acquainted with any place.

5) Teaching, pointing, directing, showing.

-kaḥ 1 A teacher, preceptor; शुको गतः परित्यज्य पितरं मोक्षदैशिकम् (śuko gataḥ parityajya pitaraṃ mokṣadaiśikam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.321.94.

2) A guide.

3) One instructed by the prcceptor; Bhāgavata 11.27.22.

4) Local people; हस्तिनोऽश्वा रथाः पत्तिर्नावो विष्टिस्तथैव च । दैशिकाश्चाविकाश्चैव तदष्टाङ्गं बलं स्मृतम् (hastino'śvā rathāḥ pattirnāvo viṣṭistathaiva ca | daiśikāścāvikāścaiva tadaṣṭāṅgaṃ balaṃ smṛtam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.121.44.

-kam a kind of dance; cf. Meghadūta 37. Malli. Com.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Daiśika (दैशिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Provincial, national, belonging to a country, produced in it, &c. deśa, and ṭhañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Daiśika (दैशिक).—i. e. deśa + ika, I. adj. 1. Referring to space, Bhāṣāp. 120. 2. Belonging to a country, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 6, 303. Ii. m. 1. A guide, Mahābhārata 1, 3599. 2. A preceptor, Mahābhārata 12, 12137.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Daiśika (दैशिक).—[adjective] belonging to a place, local, provincial; also = deśika.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Daiśika (दैशिक):—mf(ī)n. ([from] deśa) relating to space (opp. to kālika, [Bhāṣāpariccheda]) or to any place or country

2) local, provincial, national, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) a native, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

4) knowing a place, a guide, [Mahābhārata]

5) showing, directing, spiritual guide or teacher, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] (cf. deśika and deśya)

6) n. a kind of dance, [Mallinātha on Meghadūta 35.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Daiśika (दैशिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Provincial.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Daiśika (दैशिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Desia.

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Daishika in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Daiśika (ದೈಶಿಕ):—[adjective] of, pertaining to or occupying, space.

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Daiśika (ದೈಶಿಕ):—[noun] a manner, conduct, deportment etc. which is particular to a region or country.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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