Dikshita, aka: Dīkṣita; 7 Definition(s)


Dikshita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Dīkṣita can be transliterated into English as Diksita or Dikshita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

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 book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of dikshita or diksita in the context of Dharmashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

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 book cover
context information

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).

Discover the meaning of dikshita or diksita in the context of Natyashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Dikshita in Marathi glossary... « previous · [D] · next »

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
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of dikshita or diksita in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dikshita in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [D] · next »

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

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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of dikshita or diksita in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 96 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Rāmabhadradīkṣita (रामभद्रदीक्षित).—Son of यज्ञराम दीक्षित (yajñarāma dīkṣita), a grammarian of...
Vāsudevadīkṣita (वासुदेवदीक्षित).—Son of महादेव दीक्षित (mahādeva dīkṣita), the author of the B...
Govindadīkṣita (गोविन्ददीक्षित).—Govinda Dīkṣita in his Saṅgītasudhā (17th century) deals exhau...
Rāmacandradīkṣita (रामचन्द्रदीक्षित).—A grammarian who wrote (l) Unadikosa, (2) Manidipika, a c...
Dīkṣitabrāhmaṇa (दीक्षितब्राह्मण).—With Dikṣā a sthāna of Rudra; son Santāna.** Viṣṇu-pur...
Devadhara Dikshita
Devadhara Dīkṣita is the name of a Brāhmaṇa residing in Brahmapurī according to the “Prince of ...
Yajna Dikshita
Yajña Dīkṣita is the name of a Brāhmaṇa residing in Brahmapurī according to the “Prince of wale...
Kesaiya Dikshita
Kesaiya Dīkṣita is the name of a Brāhmaṇa residing in Brahmapurī according to the “Prince of wa...
Sudana Dikshita
Sūdana Dīkṣita is the name of a Brāhmaṇa residing in Brahmapurī according to the “Prince of wal...
Appayya Dikshita
A great Advaitin and Shiva-bhakta from the Tamil region, Appayya Dīkṣita (16th century CE) a...
Sri Bhaskara Dikshita
Sri Bhaskara Dikshita seems to belong to the southern parts. He was the disciple of Krishnan...
Sri Yagneswara Dikshita
Sri Yagneswara Dikshita was the son of Konda Bhatta. He has written a commentary on Panchapa...
Dāmodara (दामोदर).—m. (-raḥ) 1. A name of Krishna. 2. A Jina of the past age. E. dāma a rope, a...
Nīlakaṇṭha (नीलकण्ठ) is the name of a Brāhman from Vārāṇasī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara,...
Jagannātha is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: