Dashavaktra, Daśavaktra, Dashan-vaktra: 2 definitions


Dashavaktra 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 Daśavaktra can be transliterated into English as Dasavaktra or Dashavaktra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Daśavaktra (दशवक्त्र) refers to a “Rudraksha with ten faces”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] o Maheśānī, a Rudrākṣa with ten faces (daśavaktra) is Lord Janārdana Himself. O Deveśī, by wearing it, the devotee shall achieve the fulfilment of all desires”.

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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

Daśavaktra (दशवक्त्र).—see दशमुख (daśamukha); Bk.9.137.

Derivable forms: daśavaktraḥ (दशवक्त्रः).

Daśavaktra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and vaktra (वक्त्र). See also (synonyms): daśavadana.

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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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