Dakshinamnaya, aka: Dakshina-amnaya, Dakṣiṇāmnāya; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Dakṣiṇāmnāya can be transliterated into English as Daksinamnaya or Dakshinamnaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Dakṣiṇāmnāya (दक्षिणाम्नाय).—Kāmeśvarī descends into this āmnāya. She arises from the three pīṭhas and resides in their centre, pleasing to behold as the early morning sun and yet brilliant like a hundred million lightning flashes. She is the Passionate One, full of the passion (kāma) which devours Kumārīkula desirous of herself. Kāmeśvarī descends into the world in the form of a young virgin (kumārī). She melts the Circle of Birth of her own nature by her energy, and by the intent of her own vitality fills it. She is Kulayoginī of divine form, peaceful and pure as translucent crystal. She has two arms, one face and three eyes and her waist is thin. she resides on the northern side of the Mālinī Mountain behind which is a bower (gahvara) called the Place of the Nightingale. It is filled with wild ganders, ducks and other birds of all sorts. Khecarī, Bhūcarī, Siddha and Śākinī reside there absorbed in meditation.

In this āmnāya, Kāmeśvarī is described as the twelve-lettered Vidyā, surrounded by twelve goddesses. Then come Vāgeśvarī, Tripurā, Vāgabhāva and Bhagamālinī who ware Kāmeśvarī’s powers (prabhava). The Dakṣiṇāmnāya is where all the Nityās come from.

Source: Google Books: The Canon of the Śaivāgama and the The Kubjikā Tantras
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Dakṣiṇamnaya contains Vidyās for

  • eight Bhairavas
  • nine Siddhās
  • three Vatukās (celibates)
  • the two feet of Devi, the prakāśa and vimarśa
  • forms of Bagala, Vārāhi, Dakśiṇamūrti and Paśupata
Source: Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia

Dakshina-amnaya, South Doctrine, is concerned with maintenance, Bhakti Marga, and 25 principles or Tattvas. The South Face (of Sadasiva) of yellow complexion with three eyes revealed Mantras and rites to Bhairva, Dakshinamurti, Mahaprasadamantra, Manjughosa, Mritasanjivanividya, Mrityunjaya, Prasadasadasiva, Vatuka.

Source: bhagavadgitausa.com: Sadasiva

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Dakṣiṇāmnāya (दक्षिणाम्नाय).—the southern sacred text (of the Tāntrikas).

Derivable forms: dakṣiṇāmnāyaḥ (दक्षिणाम्नायः).

Dakṣiṇāmnāya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dakṣiṇa and āmnāya (आम्नाय).

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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