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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Daksina, DaksinA, Dakshinaa

  1. donation (in original context, to an officiating priest, or to a deity); endowment; gift
  2. right (direction); righthanded; south facing
  3. the daughter of Ruci and Ākūti, the wife of Yajñapuruşa (Vi. Pur.); the wife of Suyajña and the mother of Suyamā (Bg. Pur.); the mother of devas known as Yamas (M. Bh.).