Dikshita, aka: Dīkṣita; 5 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Dīkṣita can be transliterated into English as Diksita or Dikshita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Dīkṣita (दीक्षित) is one who has been consecrated by means of the Dīkṣaṇīya-Iṣṭi. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 4.210)(Source): Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Dīkṣita (दीक्षित, “prepared”) refers to ‘those who have consecrated themselves’ for some rites or for a Vedic sacrifice, whose mask should be represented as having a shaven head (śiromuṇḍa), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Providing masks is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Languages of India and abroad
dīkṣita (दीक्षित).—m (S) One that has conducted a sacrifice: also any descendent of such person. 2 Engaged in a course of austerities or ceremonies; and fig. of arts, schemes, endeavors to accomplish an object gen. 3 fig. Expert, adroit, adept, eminently clever.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dīkṣita (दीक्षित).—m One that has conducted a sacri- fice: also any descendant of such person. Expert, adroit.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Dīkṣita (दीक्षित).—p. p. [dīkṣ kartari kta, dīkṣā jātā'sya tāra° itac vā]
1) Consecrated, initiated (as for a religious ceremony); एते विवाहदीक्षिता यूयम् (ete vivāhadīkṣitā yūyam) U.1; Pt.1.167; आपन्ना- भयसत्रेषु दीक्षिताः खलु पौरवाः (āpannā- bhayasatreṣu dīkṣitāḥ khalu pauravāḥ) Ś.2.17; R.8.75;11.24, Ve. 1.25.
2) Prepared for a sacrifice.
3) Prepared for, having taken a vow of; तं पितुर्वधभवेन मन्युना राजवंश- निधनाय दीक्षितम् (taṃ piturvadhabhavena manyunā rājavaṃśa- nidhanāya dīkṣitam) R.11.67.
4) Crowned; पद्मा पद्मातपत्रेण भेजे साम्राज्यदीक्षितम् (padmā padmātapatreṇa bheje sāmrājyadīkṣitam) R.4.5.
5) Performed (as the dīkṣā ceremony).
-taḥ 1 A priest engaged in a Dīkṣā; नालं ते विप्रियं कर्तुं दीक्षितस्येव साधवः (nālaṃ te vipriyaṃ kartuṃ dīkṣitasyeva sādhavaḥ) Rām.3.65.12.
2) A pupil.
3) A person who or whose ancestors may have performed a grand sacrificial ceremony, such as ज्योतिष्टोम (jyotiṣṭoma).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 27 - Appaya Dīkṣita (a.d. 1550) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 4 - Teachers and Pupils in Vedānta < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.128 < [Section XXIII - Rules regarding Salutation]
Verse 4.210 < [Section XIV - Other Duties]
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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