Dakshatanaya, Dakṣatanayā, Daksha-tanaya: 1 definition


Dakshatanaya 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 Dakṣatanayā can be transliterated into English as Daksatanaya or Dakshatanaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dakṣatanayā (दक्षतनया).—

1) an epithet of Durgā.

2) a lunar mansion.

Dakṣatanayā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dakṣa and tanayā (तनया). See also (synonyms): dakṣakanyā, dakṣajā, dakṣayajñavināśinī.

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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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