dakṣa दक्ष

Definition: 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.)


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: MBh. xii , 7534, Hariv., VP. i , 7 , 5 and 22 , 4, BhP. iii., 12 , 22, MatsyaP. cvl , 15, Ku1rmaP., S3ak. vii , 27, MBh. i , xii, Hariv., BhP. iv , 1 , 47, MBh. i , xii f., Hariv. 101, VP. i , 15, VP. i , 7 , 17 ff., BhP., MBh. xii , 61 36, R. iii , 20 , 10, Hariv. 1 1521 ff., BhP., R., Mn. ix , 128f., MBh. i , ix ; xii , 7537ff., Hariv., VP., Mn. vi , 10, Hariv. 12212, ff., Va1yuP. i , 30, BrahmaP. i, Lin3gaP., MatsyaP. xiii, Va1mP. ii-v, S3ivaP. i , 8, Ka1s3i1Kh. lxxxvii ff., Hariv. 11542, Va1yuP., Br2ihasp., Hcat.
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