From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Daksina, DaksinA, Dakshinaa
- donation (in original context, to an officiating priest, or to a deity); endowment; gift
- right (direction); righthanded; south facing
- 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.).