Dakshaputri, Dakṣaputrī, Dakṣaputrin, Daksha-putri, Daksha-putrin, Dakshaputrin: 1 definition


Dakshaputri 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 terms Dakṣaputrī and Dakṣaputrin can be transliterated into English as Daksaputri or Dakshaputri or Daksaputrin or Dakshaputrin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dakshaputri in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dakṣaputrī (दक्षपुत्री) refers to “Dakṣa’s daughter”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Lord said to Bhadrakālī: “[...] Today, I am one who has done auspicious work. Today I am Śaṃkara and Śiva. I have seen a divine energy: Dakṣa’s daughter [i.e., dakṣaputrī], in (her) youth. I have become distraught and mad by that second very powerful curse. Thus, today, I have seen you; (so, I have become) a great Siddha. (I have) experienced you as (my) wife for seven births, age after age”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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