Diksha-guru, Dīkṣā-guru, Dikshaguru: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Diksha-guru means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Dīkṣā-guru can be transliterated into English as Diksa-guru or Diksha-guru, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Dīkṣāguru (दीक्षागुरु) refers to one of the three types of Guru, according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—Dīkṣā-guru is the one who gives a mantra for worship according to the rules and regulations of scripture.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dīkṣā-guru.—(EI 32, 33), preceptor. Note: dīkṣā-guru is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dīkṣāguru (दीक्षागुरु):—[=dīkṣā-guru] [from dīkṣā > dīkṣ] m. a teacher of initiation, [Bālarāmāyaṇa x, 41.]

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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 (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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