Dakshinavarta, Dakṣiṇāvarta, Dakshina-avarta: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Dakṣiṇāvarta can be transliterated into English as Daksinavarta or Dakshinavarta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dakṣiṇāvarta (दक्षिणावर्त).—a. turning to the right (from the left), (a conch-shell).
Dakṣiṇāvarta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dakṣiṇa and āvarta (आवर्त).
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1) curved to the right (a conch-shell &c.); Bhāgavata 5.23.5.
2) turned towards the south. (-rtaḥ) 1 the Deccan.
2) a conch-shell opening to the right; Divyāvadāna 56.71.
Dakṣiṇāvarta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dakṣiṇā and āvarta (आवर्त).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Dakṣiṇāvarta (दक्षिणावर्त).—m. (in Sanskrit as epithet of a conch-shell, śaṅkha, and so Pali, dakkhiṇăvaṭṭa-saṅkha-ratanaṃ Jātaka (Pali) v.380.5, but seemingly not used in Sanskrit or Pali as subst., independently of śaṅkha; AMg. uses dāhiṇāvatta thus, defined [Ardha-Māgadhī Dictionary] the right conch; a particular conch), a conch-shell with spirals turning to the right, valued as a gem (compare °varta-śaṅkha- Divyāvadāna 138.3): in lists of gems, …lohitakā °vartā etāni ca te ratnāni…Divyāvadāna 115.4; similarly 229.7; 502.7; 543.29; Avadāna-śataka i.205.3; Bodhisattvabhūmi 234.2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dakṣiṇāvarta (दक्षिणावर्त).—adj. 1. turned to the et [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 23, 5. 2. turned the south, Mahābhārata 6, 5671.
Dakṣiṇāvarta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dakṣiṇā and āvarta (आवर्त).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dakṣiṇāvarta (दक्षिणावर्त).—[masculine] = dakṣiṇāpatha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Dakṣiṇāvarta (दक्षिणावर्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a commentator on the Raghuvaṃśa. Mallinātha introduction to Raghuvaṃśa, Dinakara and Cāritravandhana on Raghuvaṃśa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dakṣiṇāvarta (दक्षिणावर्त):—[from dakṣiṇa > dakṣ] mfn. turning (from the left) to the right (a conch-shell, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]; kuṇḍala, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 23, 5]; a fruit, [Bhāvaprakāśa v, 1, 139.]; a woman’s navel, [Subhāṣitāvali])
2) [v.s. ...] moving in the southern course (the sun), [Mahābhārata vi, 5671]
3) [v.s. ...] m. a conch-shell opening to the right, [Divyāvadāna viii, 490.]
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