cl.1 P. (imperative 2. plurald/akṣatā-) to act to the satisfaction of (dative case) ; A1.d/akṣate- (parasmE-padad/akṣamāṇa-; perfect tensedadakṣe-) to be able or strong, ; to grow, increase ; to act quickly ; to go, ; to hurt : Causaldakṣ/ayati- (Aoristadadakṣa-), to make able or strong
m.Name of one of the prajā-pati-s ( etc. ;born from brahmā-'s right thumb etc.;or from a-ja-,"the unborn";or son of pra-cetas- or of the of 10 pra-cetasa-s, whence called prācetasa-;father of 24 daughters by pra-sūti- etc.;of 50 [or 60 ;or 44 ] daughters of whom 27 become the Moon's wives, forming the lunar asterisms, and 13 [or 17 ;or 8 ]those of kaśyapa-, becoming by this latter the mothers of gods, demons, men, and animals, while 10 are married to dharma- etc.;celebrating a great sacrifice [hence dakṣa sy/ayana-,"Name of a sacrifice" ] to obtain a son, he omitted, with the disapproval of dadhīca-,to invite śiva-, who ordered vīra-bhadra- to spoil the sacrifice [identified with viṣṇu-] ,= ;named among the viśve-devā-s ; . [ ] etc.)
mf(ā-)n. (also ṇ/a-) (declined as a pronoun when denoting relative position ["right"or,"southern"] etc.; see;but not necessarily in ablative and locative casesg.m.n.[ ṇe- ] and Nominal verbpluralm.;except ) able, clever, dexterous (in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound')
ind. () from the right or south, on the right side or southward from (genitive case) etc. (withas-or bhū-,"to stand at the right side of. assist", ;withkṛ-equalsṇena-withkṛ-;with pur/astāt-or ras-,south-east )
दक्ष् 1 Ā. (दक्षते) 1 To grow, increase. -2 To do, go or act quickly. -3 To hurt, kill. -4 To act conformably to another (P.). -5 To be competent or able; सुशंसो यश्च दक्षते Rv.7.16.6. -6 To go, move. -Caus. 1 To gladden; किंनु चित्रमधिवेदि भूपतिर्दक्षयन्द्विजगणान- पूयत Śi.14.35. -2 To make able or strong.
दक्ष a. [दक्ष्-कर्तरि अच्] 1 Able, competent, expert, clever, skilful; नाट्ये च दक्षा वयम् Ratn.1.6; मेरौ स्थिते दोग्धरि दोहदक्षे Ku.1.2; R.12.11. -2 Fit, suitable; दक्षेण सूत्रेण ससर्जिथाध्वरम् Bhāg.4.6.44. -3 Ready, careful, attentive, prompt; Y.1.76; रन्ध्रान्वेषणदक्षाणां द्विषामामिषतां ययौ R.12.11. -4 Honest, upright. -क्षः 1 N. of a celebrated Prajāpti. [He was one of the ten sons of Brahman, being born from his right thumb, and was the chief of the patriarchs of mankind. He is said to have had many daughters, 27 of whom became the wives of the moon, thus forming the 27 lunar mansions, and 13 the wives of Kaśyapa, becoming by him the mothers of gods, demons, men, and animals; see कश्यप. At one time Daksa celebrated a great sacrifice, but did not invite his daughter Satī, nor her husband Śiva, the chief of the gods. Satī, however, went to the sacrifice, but being greatly insulted threw herself into fire and perished; cf. Ku.1.21. When Śiva heard this he was very much provoked, and according to one account, himself went to the sacrifice, completely destroyed it and pursued Dakṣa
who assumed the form of a deer, and at last decapitated him. But Śiva is said to have afterwards restored him to life, and he thenceforward acknowledged the god's supremacy. According to another account, Śiva, when provoked, tore off a hair from his matted hair, and dashed it with great force against the ground when lo ! a powerful demon started up and awaited his orders. He was told to go and destroy Dakṣa's sacrifice; whereupon the mighty demon, attended by several demigods, went to the sacrifice, routed the gods and priests, and, according to one account, beheaded Dakṣa himself; Ms.9.128-29.] -2 A cock. -3 Fire. -4 The bull of Śiva. -5 A lover attached to many mistresses. -6 An epithet of Śiva. -7 Mental power, ability, capacity. -8 An epithet of Viṣṇu. -9 The right side or part; वामतो जानकी यस्य दक्षभागे च लक्ष्मणः -1 Ability, power, fitness. -11 Strength of will, energy, resoluteness. -12 Strength, power. -13 Bad disposition, wickedness; मा सख्युर्दक्षं रिपोर्भुजेम Rv.4.3.13. -क्षा 1 The earth. -2 An epithet of the Ganges. -क्षम् Strength, vigour. -Comp. -अध्वरध्वंसकः, क्रतु- ध्वंसिन्, -मथनः, -विध्वंसः Śiva; Hch.3. -m. epithets of Śiva. -कन्या, -जा, तनया, -यज्ञविनाशिनी 1 an epithet of Durgā. -2 a lunar mansion. -जापतिः 1 the moon -2 Śiva. -सावर्णः (र्णिः) N. of the 9th Manu; नवमो दक्षसावर्णिर्मनुर्वरुणसंभवः Bhāg.8.13.18. -सुतः a god. (-ता) a lunar mansion. नरेन्द्रकन्यास्तमवाप्य सत्पतिं तमोनुदं दक्षसुता इवाबभुः R.3.33.
दक्षिण a. [दक्ष्-इनन् Uṇ 2.5.] 1 Able, skilful, dexterous, competent, clever; इत्यम्बरीषं नाभागिमन्वमोदन्त दक्षिणाः Mb.12.29.12. -2 Right (opp. वाम). -3 Situated on the right side. दक्षिणं परि, दक्षिणं कृ to place any one on the right side as a mark of respect; ग्रहर्क्षताराः परियन्ति दक्षिणम् Bhāg.4.12.25. -4 South, southern; as in दक्षिणवायु, दक्षिणदिक्; आददे नातिशीतोष्णो नभस्वानिव दक्षिणः R. 4.8. -5 Situated to the south. -6 Sincere, straightforward, honest, impartial. -7 Pleasing, amiable. -8 Courteous, civil. -9 Compliant, submissive. -1 Dependent. -11 Favourable; 'दक्षिणः सरलावामपरच्छन्दानुवर्तिषु' इति विश्वः; Ki.18.27. -णः 1 The right hand or arm. -2 A civil or courteous person, applied in poetic compositions to a lover who professes attachment to one mistress, while his heart has been entirely taken up by another. -3 An epithet of Śiva or Viṣṇu. -4 The right-hand horse of a carriage; इन्द्रस्येव दक्षिणः श्रियैधि Vāj.9.8. -5 The southern sacred fire. -णः, णम् 1 The right side. -2 The south; Nala.9.23. -3 The Deccan. -णम् The highest doctrine of the Śāktas -Comp. -अग्निः the southern fire, the sacred fire placed southwards; also called अन्वाहार्यपचन q. v. -अग्र a. pointing to the south. -अचलः the southern mountain. i. e. Malaya. -अत्ययः a dweller in the south. -अपर a. south-western. -अभिमुख a. facing the south, directed towards the south; Ms.4.5. -अयनम् the sun's progress south of the equator, the half year in which the sun moves from the north to the south, the winter solstice; सर्वे$श्वमेधैरीजानास्ते$ न्वयुर्दक्षिणायनम् Mb. 12.29.13. रात्रिः स्याद्दक्षिणायनम् Ms.1.67; Bhāg.5.21.3. -अरण्यम् Dandakāraṇya. -अर्धः 1 the right hand. -2 the right or southern side. -आचार a. 1 honest, well-behaved. -2 a worshipper of Śakti according to the right hand (or purer) ritual. -आम्नायः the southern sacred text (of the Tāntrikas). -आवर्त a. turning to the right (from the left), (a conch-shell). -आशा the south. ˚पतिः 1 an epithet of Yama. -2 the planet Mars. -इतर a. 1 left (as hand or foot); तमिमं कुरु दक्षिणेतरं चरणं निर्मितरागमेहि मे Ku.4.19. -2 northern. (-रा) the north. -ईर्मन् a. (a deer) wounded on the right side मृगयुमिव मृगो$थ दक्षिणेर्मा. -उत्तर a. turned or lying to the south and the north. ˚वृत्तम् the meridian line. -कालिका f. 1 A Tāntrika Deity. -2 Durgā. -पश्चात् ind. to the south-west. -पश्चिम a. south-western. (-मा) the south-west; जग्मुर्भरतशार्दूल दिशं दक्षिणपश्चिमाम् Mb.17.1.44. -पूर्व, -प्राच् a. south-east. -पूर्वा, -प्राची the south-eastern quarter. -भागः the southern hemisphere. -समुद्रः, -सागरः the southern ocean. -स्थः a charioteer.
दक्षिणा ind. 1 On the right or south of. -2 In the southern direction (with abl.) -णा 1 A present or gift to Brāhmaṇas (at the completion of a religious rite, such as a sacrifice). -2 Dakṣiṇā regarded as a daughter of Prajāpati and as the wife of Sacrifice personified; पत्नी सुदक्षिणेत्यासीदध्वरस्येव दक्षिणा R.1.31. -3 A gift, offering or donation in general, fee, remuneration; प्राणदक्षिणा, गुरुदक्षिणा &c.; cf. also दक्षिणाशब्दश्च परिक्रयार्थो भवति ŚB. on Ms.1.2.38; परिक्रयार्थे हि दक्षिणा- शब्दो भवति ŚB. on MS.1.2.48. Etymologically दक्षिणा is so called because it imparts power or strength to the receiver; दक्षकरणी हि दक्षिणा । दक्षश्च बलम् ŚB. on MS. 1.3.45; दक्षिणा नाम दक्षतेरुत्साहकर्मणः । दक्षिणा उत्साहिका इति । ŚB. on MS.1.3.57. -4 A good milch-cow, prolific cow. -5 The south. -6 The southern country, the Deccan. -7 Fame. -8 A kind of heroine thus defined:-- या गौरवं भयं प्रेम सद्भावं पूर्वनायके । न मुञ्चत्यन्यसक्तापि सा ज्ञेया दक्षिणा बुधैः ॥. -9 Completion of any rite. -Comp. -अर्ह a. deserving or worthy of a gift. -आवर्त a. 1 curved to the right (a conch-shell &c.); Bhāg.5.23.5. -2 turned towards the south. (-र्तः) 1 the Deccan. -2 a conch-shell opening to the right; Divyāvadāna 56.71. -कालः the time of receiving Dakṣiṇā. -पथः 1 the southern part of India, the south or Deccan; अस्ति दक्षिणापथे विदर्भेषु पद्मपुरं नाम नगरम् Māl.1. -2 'the
path of the दक्षिणा', i. e. the cow, constituting the sacrificial cow. -प्रत्यच् a. south-western. -प्रतीची south-west. -पथिक a. belonging to the Deccan. -प्रवण a. inclining to the south. -बन्धः (in Sāṅ. phil.) the bondage of ritual or cermonial observances. -मूर्तिः m. a Tāntric form of Śiva. -युग्यः the right yoke-horse.
दक्षिणीकृ 8 U. 1 To place on the right side. -2 To keep the right side towards any one (as a mark of respect); cf. प्रदक्षिण. -3 To give anything as a sacrificial fee; दक्षिणीकृत्य तं प्रीतो वनमेव जगाम ह Bhāg.3.24.41.
दक्षिणीय dakṣiṇīya दक्षिण्य dakṣiṇya
दक्षिणीय दक्षिण्य a. Worthy of or deserving a sacrificial gift, such as a Brāhmaṇa or a sage; दक्षिणां देवी दक्षिण्यैः प्रतिग्राहयति M.5; दक्षिण्यदिष्टं कृतमार्त्विजीनैः Bk.2.29.
प्रदक्षिण a. 1 Being placed or standing on the right, moving to the right; प्रदक्षिणार्चिर्हविरग्निराददे R.3.14. -2 Respectful, reverential. -3 Auspicious, of good omen; सिध्यन्त्यर्था महाबाहो दैवं चात्र प्रदक्षिणम् Mb.3.36.7; तदा वयं विजेष्यामो यदा कालः प्रदक्षिणः Bhāg.1.54.16. -4 Clever, sharp; तानुवाच विनीतात्मा सूतपुत्रः प्रदक्षिणः Rām.2.16.5. -5 Amenable, favourable; अभिवाद्यभ्यनुज्ञाता प्रदक्षिणमवर्तत Mb.1.122.44. -णः, -णा, -णम् Circumambulation from left to right, so that the right side is always turned towards the person or object circumambulated, a reverential salutation made by walking in this manner; प्रदक्षिणप्रक्रमणात् कृशानोरुदर्चिषस्तन्मिथुनं चकासे Ku.7.79; Y.1.232; अष्टोत्तरशतं यस्तु देव्याः कुर्यात् प्रदक्षिणम् । सर्वान् कामान् समासाद्य पश्चान्मोक्षमवाप्नुयात् ॥ Kālikā P. -णम् ind. 1 From left to right; एवं सम्यग्घविर्हुत्वा सर्वदिक्षु प्रदक्षिणम् Ms.3.87. -2 Towards the right side, so that the right side is always turned towards the person or object circumambulated. -3 In a southern direction, towards the south. -4 All right, O. k.; श्रमो नाशमुपागच्छत् सर्वं चासीत् प्रदक्षिणम् Mb.3.151.2. (प्रदक्षिणीकृ or प्रदक्षिणयति Den. P. means 'to go round from left to right' as a mark of respect; प्रदक्षिणीकुरुष्व सद्योहुताग्नीन् Ś.4; प्रदक्षिणीकृत्य हुतं हुताशनम् R.2.71). -Comp. -अर्चिस् a. flaming towards the right, having the flames turned towards the right; प्रदक्षिणार्चिर्हविरग्निराददे R.3.14. (-f.) flames turned towards the right; प्रदक्षिणार्चिर्व्याजेन हस्तेनेव जयं ददौ R.4.25. -आवर्त, -आवृत्क a. turned towards the right. -क्रिया going round from left to right, keeping the right side towards one as a mark of respect; प्रदक्षिणक्रियार्हायां तस्यां त्वं साधु नाचरः R.1.76. -नम् same as ˚क्रिया; किं प्रदक्षिणनकृद्- भ्रमिपाशं जाम्बवानदित ते बलिबन्धे N.21.97. -पट्टिका a yard, court-yard.
a. able, active, dexterous, skilful, clever (with lc., --°ree;); suitable for (--°ree;); right (not left); m. activity, capacity, power, aptitude; will; N. of an Âditya; N. of a Pragâpati; N. of a legislator: -sya½ayana, n. (sacrifice of the) winter solstice.
m. du. will and understanding; -tâ, f. dexterity, cleverness; activity; -pitri, a. pl. (str. st. also -pitâr), having Daksha as a father; possessing or bestowing abilities; -vihitâ, f. kind of song; -sutâ, f. daughter of Daksha: pl. wives of the moon.
a. able, clever, dexterous; right; southern (because when look ing east the right hand is towards the south); south (wind); upright, honest; amiable, obliging; m. right hand or arm;m. n. right side; south; â, f. (sc. go), a good i. e. milch cow, (being the original) sacrificial fee; fee; gift; personified as the wife of Sacrifice.
n. door towards the south; a. having the door towards the south; -patha, m. tract in the south, Deccan; a½apara, a. south-western; -pratyañk, a. south-western; n. -pratyak, ad.towards the south-west; f. -pratîkî, south-west; (&asharp;)-pra vana, a. sloping towards the south; a½abhi mukha, a. (î) facing southward: -m, ad. southwards; -mukha, a. id.
ad. on or from the right (of, g.); southwards; from the south; to the south (of, g.): (-tah) kri, place any one on the right hand (in token of respect); -tás kaparda, a. wearing a braid of hair on the right.
n. southern path (i. e. to the realm of death); southerly course of the sun, the half-year in which the sun moves from north to south (from summer to winter solstice);commencement of the sun's southward course = summer solstice (in the month Áshâdha): -samkrânti, f. entrance of the sun on the southerly course, summer solstice.
a. right and left, southern and northern: â-bhyâm pâni bhyâm, with the two hands, the right being uppermost; -½uttâna, a. holding the right hand palm upwards; du. withpânî, the two hands with the right turned palm upwards.
a. south-eastern; -datta, pp. previously given or presented; -dis, f. eastern quarter, east; -dishta, pp. determined by previous actions; -dîkshin, a. taking the first consecration (of two or more who sacrifice at the same time and place); -dugdha, pp. previously (milked=) drained or plundered; -drishtá, pp. seen before; formerly seen, ancient; looked upon of old or long regarded as (nm.); -deva, m.primaeval god; -devatâ, f. primaeval deity; -desa, m. eastern direction: lc. to the east of (ab.); eastern country; -deha, m. former body: lc.=in a previous existence.
ad. in such a manner that one's right side is turned towards an object; -dakshinî-kri, turn one's right side towards (ac.), walk round (ac.) from left to right; -dakshinena, in. ad. from left to right; towards the south; -dagdhavya, fp. to be burnt; -datta, pp. (√ dâ) given up, re stored: -nayana½utsava, a. affording a feast to the eyes; -dará, m. dispersion (of an army); cleft, fissure (in the ground); -darsa, m. ap pearance (--°ree;); direction, injunction: -ka, a. showing, indicating; propounding, teaching; m. teacher; -darsana, n. appearance (often --°ree;); showing, exhibition, designation; teach ing; example: â, f. indication; -darsin, a. (--°ree;) beholding, seeing; showing, indicating; -darsya, cs. gd. having exhibited or shown; -dahana, n. burning (of earthenware).
(‘Descendant of Parvata’) is mentioned in the śatapatha Brāhmana as having performed a certain rite which his descendants, the Dāksāyanas, still maintained, thus enjoying royal dignity down to the time of the Brāhmana itself. He appears in the Kausītaki Brāhmana also.
Appears repeatedly in the Rigveda and later as the designation of the gift presented to priests at the sacrifice, apparently because a cow—a prolific (daksinā) one—was the usual ‘fee’ on such an occasion. The later Dāna-stutis, or ‘ Praises of Gifts,’ in the Rigveda immensely exaggerate these donations, and the exaggeration grows in the Brāhmanas. It is important to notice that these enumerations of gifts in the main include nothing but articles of personal property, such as kine, horses, buffaloes, or camels (ustra), ornaments, and so forth, but not land. Reference is, however, made in the Satapatha Brāhmana to land as a Daksinā, but with disapproval, probably because the land came to be regarded as inalienable without the consent of the clansmen.
(lit., ‘the road to the south’), ‘the south country,’ is found, probably as a designation of the Deccan, as early as the Baudhāyana Dharma Sūtra, coupled with Surāstra. A similar expression is daksinā padā, ‘ with southward foot,’ in the Rigveda, referring to the place where the exile (parā-vrj) goes on being expelled. This no doubt simply means ‘ the south ’beyond the limits of the recognized Aryan world, which even as late as the Kausītaki Upanisad appears as bounded by the Vindhyas on
Denotes ‘the side horse on the right.’ It appears from two passages of the śatapatha Brāhmana that there were at times four horses yoked to the chariot, the right and the left yoke horse (daksiηā-yugya,savyā-yugya) in the middle, flanked by one on each side, the two latter of course not being fastened to the yoke at all, but presumably by traces alongside of the yoke horses. See Ratha.
noun (masculine) a cock (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a general lover (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a law-giver (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a particular form of temple (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
ability (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
disposition (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
energy (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
evil disposition (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
fire (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
fitness (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
mental power (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a man with the patr. Pārvati (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a plant (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Garuda (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Uśinara (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an Āditya (identified with Prajāpati) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of one of the 5 Kānyakubja Brāhmans from whom the Bengal Brāhmans are said to have sprung (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of one of the Prajāpatis (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
strength of will (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
talent (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Śiva's bull (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
adjective able (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
adroit (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
clever (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
dexterous (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
expert (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
fit (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
heightening or strengthening the intellectual faculties (Soma) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
industrious (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
intelligent (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
passable (the Ganges) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
right (opposed to left) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
strong (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
suitable (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
adjective able (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
candid (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
clever (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
coming from south (wind) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
compliant (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
dexterous (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
pleasing (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
right (not left) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
sincere (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
situated to the south (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
south (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
southern (as being on the right side of a person looking eastward) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
straightforward (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the southern sacred text (of the Tāntrikas) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
turned or directed southward (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (feminine) a fee or present to the officiating priest (consisting originally of a cow) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a gift (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a particular figure of Durgā (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a prolific cow (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
completion of any rite (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Deccan (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Donation to the priest (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
donation (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
good milch-cow (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
reward (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the south Frequency rank 1235/72933
adjective inexperienced (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
left (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
not dexterous (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
not giving or bringing in a dakṣiṇā or present to the priest (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
not handy (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
not right (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
simple-minded (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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