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Danḍīn

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. with a stick or staff; punisher
  2. a class of renunciate monks who carry a staff, usually of thin bamboo, an example being the order founded by the Vedantic philosopher Śańkarācārya;
  3. a son of Dhŗtarāşţra according to an alternative list (M. Bh.); a Sanskrit literary figure of the Gupta era, known as the author of the Daśakumāracarita (tales of the ten princes) (ca. 6th century CE); another name for Yama and the Buddhist deity Mañjuśrī.