Gurudakshina, aka: Gurudakṣiṇā, Guru-dakshina; 4 Definition(s)
Gurudakshina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Gurudakṣiṇā can be transliterated into English as Gurudaksina or Gurudakshina, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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gurudakṣiṇā (गुरुदक्षिणा).—f (S) Present made to the Guru on the completion of a course of instruction.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gurudakṣiṇā (गुरुदक्षिणा).—f Present made to the Guru on the completion of a course of instruction.(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.
Gurudakṣiṇā (गुरुदक्षिणा).—fee given to a spiritual preceptor; उपात्तविद्यो गुरुदक्षिणार्थी (upāttavidyo gurudakṣiṇārthī) R.5.1.
Gurudakṣiṇā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guru and dakṣiṇā (दक्षिणा).(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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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 4 - The Characteristics of Rsabhadeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
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