Dakshinagni, aka: Dakshina-agni, Dakṣiṇāgni; 6 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Dakṣiṇāgni can be transliterated into English as Daksinagni or Dakshinagni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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Dakṣiṇāgni (दक्षिणाग्नि).—A strong wind born from the fire Pāñcajanya. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 229, Stanza 6).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Dakṣiṇāgni (दक्षिणाग्नि).—Represents the face of the Veda.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 85.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Dakṣiṇāgni (दक्षिणाग्नि, “The ancestor’s fire”):—One of the five forms of Agni’s ritual fire. In this form of fire, offerings are made to Ancestors. The rituals of exorcism (abhicāra-yajña) are to be performed in this fire. During the great ritual sacrifices a fire lighted from an Ancestor’s fire (also, a ‘Southern fire’) has to be maintained outside the southern gate of the sacrificial-pavilion (yajña-maṇḍapa). This fire is expected to burn away the obstacles which would otherwise arise to prevent the completion of the ritual.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Dakshināgni - Southern, the natural Fire.

Source: Google Books: 16 Hindu Samskaras

Features of the Yagnya (yajna or sacrifice). This is the opportunity for all those who have not done even a single ritual for Indra and other Dēvathās. By performing this we will be doing Prāyahchitham of not doing the rituals for Indra for rains and other prosperities. All families/individuals will be given opportunity to this karma.

Source: Vedas: Yagnya

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Dakṣiṇāgni (दक्षिणाग्नि).—the southern fire, the sacred fire placed southwards; also called अन्वाहार्यपचन (anvāhāryapacana) q. v.

Derivable forms: dakṣiṇāgniḥ (दक्षिणाग्निः).

Dakṣiṇāgni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dakṣiṇa and agni (अग्नि).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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