Dakshinacala, Dakṣiṇācala, Dakshina-acala: 4 definitions


Dakshinacala 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 Dakṣiṇācala can be transliterated into English as Daksinacala or Dakshinacala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Dakshinachala.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dakṣiṇācala (दक्षिणाचल).—The Malaya hill; residence of Agastya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 61. 40.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dakṣiṇācala (दक्षिणाचल).—the southern mountain. i. e. Malaya.

Derivable forms: dakṣiṇācalaḥ (दक्षिणाचलः).

Dakṣiṇācala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dakṣiṇa and acala (अचल).

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

Dakṣiṇācala (दक्षिणाचल).—m.

(-laḥ) The Malaya mountain. E. dakṣiṇa south, and acala mountain.

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

Dakṣiṇācala (दक्षिणाचल):—[from dakṣiṇa > dakṣ] m. ‘southern mountain’, the Malaya range, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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