Dakshayajna, Dakṣayajña: 4 definitions


Dakshayajna 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 Dakṣayajña can be transliterated into English as Daksayajna or Dakshayajna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Dakṣayajña (दक्षयज्ञ) refers to “Dakṣa’s sacrifice”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā. Accordingly, “Kālī, the mistress of the gods, whose form is crooked, is the supreme manifest energy consisting of eight groups of eight (energies). (She resides) in the divine sacred seat called Candra which, endowed with Śiva’s energy, is the descent of Siddhanātha (into the world). She who descended into Dakṣa’s sacrifice [i.e., dakṣayajña-avatīrṇā] (was reborn) in the family of the Himalayas in the eighth birth of accomplishment. There the Command is very well known; it removes the abyss of phenomenal existence and is Khañjinī, the wealth of liberation”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Dakshayajna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dakṣayajña (दक्षयज्ञ).—m.

(-jñaḥ) The sacrifice made by Daksha. E. dakṣa, and yajña sacrifice.

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

Dakṣayajña (दक्षयज्ञ):—[=dakṣa-yajña] [from dakṣa > dakṣ] m. Dakṣa’s sacrifice

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

Dakṣayajña (दक्षयज्ञ):—[dakṣa-yajña] (jñaḥ) 1. m. A sacrifice made by Dakshas.

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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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