Gurudakshina, Gurudakṣiṇā, Guru-dakshina: 9 definitions
Gurudakshina 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 Gurudakṣiṇā can be transliterated into English as Gurudaksina or Gurudakshina, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Gurudakṣiṇā (गुरुदक्षिणा) refers to “wealth or gifts offered to the guru by the disciple”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Guru-dakṣiṇā.—(EI 32), money paid to the preceptor for initiation. Note: guru-dakṣiṇā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gurudakṣiṇā (गुरुदक्षिणा).—f (S) Present made to the Guru on the completion of a course of instruction.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
gurudakṣiṇā (गुरुदक्षिणा).—f Present made to the Guru on the completion of a course of instruction.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gurudakṣiṇā (गुरुदक्षिणा).—[feminine] the teacher’s fee.*Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Gurudakṣiṇā (गुरुदक्षिणा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Proceed. Asb. 1865, 144.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gurudakṣiṇā (गुरुदक्षिणा):—[=guru-dakṣiṇā] [from guru] f. a fee given to a spiritual preceptor, [Horace H. Wilson]
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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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
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