Dakṣinā (Skt., da, ‘give’, or perhaps dakṣ, ‘causing the incomplete to be completed’). The Indian gift offered to the priestly officiants by the initiator of a sacrifice. Dakṣinā was also personified as a Goddess who is (mother nature) the giver of life and is propitious. Dakṣinā is associated with the right hand, the propitious or clean side, and thus with masculinity.
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