Dikshita, Dīkṣita: 10 definitions


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)

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 geogprahy

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-English 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.

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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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