Dikshita, Dīkṣita: 14 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Dīkṣita can be transliterated into English as Diksita or Dikshita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Dikshit.

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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Dīkṣita (दीक्षित) is one who has been consecrated by means of the Dīkṣaṇīya-Iṣṭi. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 4.210)

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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.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

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).

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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).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dīkṣita.—(EI 22; CII 3, 4), same as Yajña-dīkṣita; epithet of Brāhmaṇas; later stereotyped as a Brahmanical family name. Note: dīkṣita 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dīkṣita (दीक्षित).—m One that has conducted a sacri- fice: also any descendant of such person. Expert, adroit.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dīkṣita (दीक्षित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Initiated. 2. Performed, (as the Diksha ceremony.) 3. One by whom the preparatory ceremonies have been observed. m.

(-taḥ) 1. An assemblage of priests for peculiar ceremonies, or for any sacrifice. 2. The pupil or an ascetick. E. dīkṣ to perform a sacrifice or to be initiated, affix karttari kta or dīkṣā jātā asya tāra0 itac vā .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dīkṣita (दीक्षित).—[feminine] consecrated for ([dative], [locative], [instrumental], or —°), prepared, ready for ([dative], [instrumental], [locative], or —°); [abstract] tva† [neuter] — Often °— or —° in names, [especially] of Brahmans.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Dīkṣita (दीक्षित) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Sukhabodhanadīpikā.

Dīkṣita has the following synonyms: Puruṣottama miśra.

2) Dīkṣita (दीक्षित):—son of Mahādeva Vājapeyin, pupil of Viśveśvara. Middle of last century: Paśuprayoga Baudh. Paśubandhakārikā. Prayogaratna. Mahāgnicayanaprayoga. Mahāgnisarvasva Baudh. Mīmāṃsākutūhalavṛtti. Yājñikasarvasva. Sāvitrādikāṭhakacayana. Somakārikā. Vāsudevadīkṣitakārikā. Oppert. Ii, 5264. 5353. 7202. 7445.

Dīkṣita has the following synonyms: Vāsudeva adhvarin.

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

1) Dīkṣita (दीक्षित):—[from dīkṣ] mf(ī, [Gopatha-brāhmaṇa i, 5, 24])n. consecrated, initiated into ([dative case] [locative case] [instrumental case], or [compound]), [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] prepared, ready for ([dative case] [instrumental case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] (taṃ-√kṛ, to initiate, instruct, [Kathāsaritsāgara xx, 198])

3) [v.s. ...] performed (as the Dīkṣā ceremony), [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a priest engaged in a D° (-tva n., [Jaimini])

5) [v.s. ...] m. a pupil of (affixed, and rarely prefixed to the Name of a teacher, and given as a Name to a Brāhman to denote his being a pupil of that t° e.g. bhaṭṭoji-, śaṃ-kara-; sometimes the teacher’s Name is dropped and D° is used alone).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dīkṣita (दीक्षित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Initiated; done. 1. m. Assemblage of priests for any sacrifice; pupil of an ascetic.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dīkṣita (दीक्षित):—(partic. vom caus. von dīkṣ, nach gaṇa tārakādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 2, 36] von dīkṣā) adj. der die Weihen empfangen hat [Amarakoṣa 2, 7, 7.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 817.] [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 20, 24.] [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 10, 10, 12. 11, 5, 6.] [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 1, 3. 6, 7. 7, 25.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 3, 1, 1, 7. 10. 3, 28. 9, 5, 1, 1.] [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 6, 9. 12, 4.] saṃvatsarāya [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 12, 2, 2, 8.] vrata [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 4, 6, 13.] adīkṣitā dīkṣitaṃ yājayanti [Śāṅkhāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 16, 20, 7.] vasana n. das Gewand eines Geweihten [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 2, 5, 2, 47. 3, 1, 2, 18. 3, 6. 5, 2, 1, 8.] [Śāṅkhāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 18, 24, 4.] vāda m. [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 3, 1, 1, 1. -] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 128. 4, 130. 210. 8, 360.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 28.] [Mahābhārata 1, 8140. 2, 1248.] varṇānāṃ brāhmaṇaścāsi viprāṇāṃ dīkṣito dvijaḥ [13, 918. 14, 1179.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 40, 16. 42, 24. 3, 49, 19. 70, 15.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 27, 11. 6, 11, 15.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 19, 14.] dīkṣitaḥ śivamantreṇa [Pañcatantra I, 183.] sāṃvatsaradīkṣāyāṃ dīkṣitaḥ [Harivaṃśa 7995.] dīkṣitaṃ yajñakarmasu [Mahābhārata 9, 2105.] āpannābhayasattreṣu dīkṣitāḥ khalu pauravāḥ [Śākuntala 49.] aśvamedhāya dīkṣitaḥ [Mahābhārata 3, 12677. 1, 2208.] [Raghuvaṃśa 8, 74.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 17, 45.] hayamedhena [Mahābhārata 3, 8859.] bhavati narapayoge dīkṣitaḥ pārthivendraḥ [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka 15, 4.] sāmrājya [Raghuvaṃśa 4, 5.] Uneig. so v. a. vorbereitet zu Etwas, bereit zu: raṇadīkṣābhirdīkṣitāḥ [Mahābhārata 7, 3588.] yodhayantaḥ parasparaṃ yamarāṣṭrāya mahate paralokāya dīkṣitāḥ [6606.] tataḥ parājitāḥ pārthā vanavāsāya dīkṣitāḥ . ajinānyuttarīyāṇi jagṛhuśca yathākramam .. [2, 2514. 15, 358.] [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 2, 23, 25. 6, 104, 19.] (tam) viśvāsya dīkṣitaṃ kṛtvā einweihen, vertraut machen [Kathāsaritsāgara 20, 198.] Häufig am Ende von Personennamen (wohl von Brahmanen) nach einem anderen Personennamen (der von dem und dem Geweihte); so z. B. in apyaya, bhaṭṭoji, bhānujī, śaṃkara . Nicht selten wird der Kürze wegen der vorangehende Name weggelassen; vgl. [Bhāgavatapurāṇa I, LXIV.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 751.] [Oxforder Handschriften No. 415.] [Śabdakalpadruma] führt aus dem Kāśīkhaṇḍa 13 eine Stelle an, in der Dikṣita als Beiname eines Brahmanen Yajñadatta in der Stadt Kāmpilla erscheint. Am Anf. eines Personennamens in ḍhuṇḍhirāja und bālakṛṣṇa [Oxforder Handschriften No. 285.]

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Dīkṣita (दीक्षित):—, kratu [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 17, 15.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dīkṣita (दीक्षित):—Adj. —

1) der die Weihen erhalten hat , geweiht zu (Dat. , Loc. , Instr. oder im Comp. vorangehend). f. dīkṣitī [Gopathabrāhmaṇa 1,5,24.] Nom.abstr. dīkṣitatva n. [Jaimini's Mimāṃsādarśana 6,5,39.] —

2) vorbereitet — , bereit zu (Dat. , Instr. oder im Comp. vorangehend) [Rājataraṃgiṇī 8,1503.] dīkṣitaṃ kar Jmd einweihen , vertraut machen.

3) häufig am Anf. und Ende von Personennamen ; der Kürze wegen auch mit Weglassung des eigentlichen Namens.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dīkṣita (दीक्षित) [Also spelled dikshit]:—(a) initiated.

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