Pradakshinam, Pradakṣiṇam: 2 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Pradakṣiṇam can be transliterated into English as Pradaksinam or Pradakshinam, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Pradakṣiṇam (प्रदक्षिणम्).—It is used as an indeclinable in the sense of,:—1. From left to right. 2. Turning the right side towords. 3. In a southern direction.

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

1) Pradakṣiṇam (प्रदक्षिणम्):—[=pra-dakṣiṇam] [from pra-dakṣiṇa] ind. from left to right, so that the r° side is turned towards a person or object, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc. (also [in the beginning of a compound]; cf. [compound] below; with √kṛ and pra-√kṛ as above)

2) [v.s. ...] towards the south, [Manu-smṛti; Varāha-mihira] (ṇeṇa ind. = am in both meanings, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Varāha-mihira])

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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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