Dakshinavat, Dakṣiṇāvat, Dakshina-vat: 1 definition
Dakshinavat 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 Dakṣiṇāvat can be transliterated into English as Daksinavat or Dakshinavat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dakṣiṇāvat (दक्षिणावत्):—[=dakṣiṇā-vat] [from dakṣiṇā > dakṣ] mfn. (dakṣ) giving sacrificial presents, [Ṛg-veda] (Indra, [iii, vi, ix]), [Atharva-veda xviii]
2) [v.s. ...] abounding in sacrificial re-wards (sacrifice), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana; Mahābhārata]
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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