Ajyadana, aka: Ājyadāna, Ajya-dana; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ājyadāna (आज्यदान) refers to the “gift of ghee”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.15. Accordingly, “a charitable gift given to a needy person yields the utmost benefit. If it is given after entreaties it yields only half the benefit. [...] Gift of ghee (ājyadāna) is nourishing and that of cloth is conducive to long life”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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