Dakshinā, dakṣiṇā, or दक्षिणा), is a Sanskrit word found in Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and Jain literature where it may mean any donation, fees or honorarium given to a cause, monastery, temple, spiritual guide or after a ritual

It may be expected, or a tradition or voluntary form of daana

The term is found in this context in the Vedic literature

It may mean honorarium to a guru for education, training or guidance