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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.


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