Dākṣāyaṇa

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Daksayana, DAkSAyaNa, Daakshaayana


Dākṣāyaṇa is a Vedic sacrifice of the kāmya or desire-motivated type. It is a variant of the well-known Darśapurṇamāsa. Dakṣa is said to have performed it hence it is named accordingly.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore