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Dahl dried beans such as urad or mung or the soup made there from.
Daihika the bodily necessities of life.
Daityas demons; a race of demons descending from Diti.
Daivas the demigods or godly persons.
Daiva-varëäçrama the social system given by God for the upliftment of mankind. [See also: Varëäçrama].
Daivé Mäyä the Lord's divine deluding potency, the material energy.
Dakña one of the sons of Brahmä and a chief progenitor of the universal population.
Däkñäyaëé Saté, the daughter of Dakña and wife of Lord Çiva.
Dakñiëä a disciple's gift to his spiritual master, collected by begging and given as a token of gratitude.
Dama control of the senses.
Dämodara Lord Kåñëa in His pastime of being bound by mother Yaçodä.
Däna charity, one of the six duties of a [brähmaëa].
Dänavas a race of demons.
Daëòa a staff carried by those in the renounced order of life.
Daëòavats respectful obeisances, falling flat like a rod.
Daridra-näräyaëa "poor Näräyaëa," an offensive term used by Mäyävädés to equate poor men with the Supreme Lord.
Daça-avatäras ten pastime-incarnations of the Supreme Lord.
Daçävatära-stotra the introduction to Jayadeva Gosvämé's [Géta-govinda].
Daçaratha the father of Lord Rämacandra.
Daçärha the founder of one branch of the Yadu clan.
Daça-vidha-saàskära the ten Vedic household rituals for purification, performed one by one from the time of conception until death.
Däsya-rasa the servitor relationship with the Lord.
Dasyu-dharma the occupational duty of rogues and thieves.
Dattätreya the incarnation of the Supreme Lord who appeared as the son of Atri Muni and taught the path of mystic [yoga].
Deity of the Lord the authorized form of Kåñëa worshiped in temples.
Demigods universal controllers and residents of the higher planets.
Demons impious beings who do not follow the instructions of the Lord.
Deva a demigod or godly person.
Deva-däsés female singers and dancers employed as servants of the Deity.
Deva-gaëa a type of demigod.
Devahüti the daughter of Sväyambhuva Manu who was the wife of Kardama Muni and the mother of Lord Kapila.
Devaké the wife of Vasudeva and mother of Lord Kåñëa.
Devaké-nandana Lord Kåñëa, the darling son of Devaké.
Devala an ancient authority on the [Vedas].
Devamäyä the illusory potency of the demigods.
Devarñi a title meaning "sage among the demigods."
Devotional service the process of worshiping Lord Kåñëa by dedicating one's thoughts, words and actions to Him with love.
Dhäma abode, place of residence. The term usually refers to the Lord's abodes.
Dhanvantari the incarnation of the Supreme Lord who is the father of medical science.
Dharä the name of mother Yaçodä in a previous birth.
Dharä-maëòala the earth planet.
Dhäraëä fixed concentration, prior to full meditation ([dhyäna]).
Dharma religion; duty, especially everyone's eternal service nature.
Dharmänvekñamäëa strictly observing religious principles.
Dharma-çästras religious scriptures that prescribe regulations of social organization and religion.
Dharmé one who abides by Vedic law, or religious principles.
Dhenukäsura a mystic demon who took the form of a donkey and was killed by Kåñëa.
Dhéra one who is undisturbed in all circumstances.
Dhoté a simple garment worn by men in Vedic culture.
Dhåtaräñöra the uncle of the Päëòavas whose attempt to usurp their kingdom for the sake of his own sons resulted in the Kurukñet ra war.
Dhruvaloka the polestar, a spiritual planet within the material universe. It is presided over by Dhruva Mahäräja.
Dhruva Mahäräja a great devotee who as a child performed severe austerities to meet the Lord and get the kingdom denied him. He received an entire planet and God realization as well.
Dhyäna meditation.
Diti a wife of Kaçyapa Muni and the mother of the demons Hiraëyäkña and Hiraëyakaçipu.
Draupadé the wife of the five Päëòavas. She was a great devotee of Lord Kåñëa.
Droëa the name of Mahäräja Nanda in a previous birth.
Droëäcärya the military teacher of the Päëòavas. He was obliged to fight against them in the Battle of Kurukñetra.
Duùçäsana a member of the Kuru dynasty and a brother of Duryodhana.
Durgä the personified material energy and the wife of Lord Çiva.
Durväsä Muni a powerful mystic [yogé,] famous for his fearful curses.
Duryodhana the eldest son of Dhåtaräñöra and chief rival of the Päëòavas.
Duñkåté a miscreant.
Dvädaçé the twelfth day after the full or new moon, thus the day after Ekädaçé.
Dvaipäyana [See:] Vyäsadeva
Dväpara-yuga the third in the cycle of four ages. It lasts 864,000 years.
Dvärakä the offshore-island kingdom of Lord Kåñëa , where He performed pastimes five thousand years ago in India .
Dvärakädhéça the Supreme Lord, Kåñëa, the Lord of the city Dvärakä.
Dvija a twice-born person; a [brähmaëa].
Dvija-bandhu [See: Brahma-bandhu].
Dvi-parärdha the duration of Brahmä's life.
Dvivida a huge, apelike demon killed by Lord Balaräma.

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