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Hinduism - What Is Dikshanama?



("diksha name") is a Sanskrit word that means "name of After gaining initiation (diksha), a person's name is given as a manner of honoring and affirming the new identity produced by the act of initiation. 

In certain cases, such as ascetic initiation, the initiate's previous name is substituted with the dikshanama. 

The name will be kept concealed in other circumstances as a source of hidden power. 

A Southern Indian brahmin (priest) subcommunity. 



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