demons as opposed to Devas, Angels.
DAKSHA: Son of Brahma.
DAKSHINAMURTHY: The ascetic pose of Lord Siva as a Guru, spiritual preceptor to all,
always sitting facing South.
DARBHASAYANAM: Bed of Darbha grass on which Lord Rama conducted his penance.
DARUKAVANAM: The place where heretic sages lived. Siva curbed their vanity.
DEEPALAKSHMI: The torch-bearers, in temples, made of bronze.
DEVALOKA: The abode of Devas.
DEVAYANAI: The consort of Subrahmanya.
DEVI: The Goddess. The general name for all goddesses esteemed as Mother.
DHAMAS: Most sanctified and eternally religious places such as Badarikashram, Kasi,
Dwaraka, Puri, Rameswaram, etc.
DHARMA: The Eternal Moral Law.
DHWAJASTAMBHA: The flag-mast in a temple.
DIKPALAKAS: Dik-direction; the guardian angels of the eight directions of the compass.
DIKSHITAR: Name of a superior caste of brahmins who observed various religious vows.
DRAUPADI: The consort Of the Pandavas.
DURVASA: -Name of a saint noted for his uncontrollable anger.
DWAPARA YUGA: The third of the Four Yugas.