Bahudana, Bahūdana: 6 definitions

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Bahudana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bahūdana (बहूदन).—A kingdom to which Puramjana went by the entrance, Mukhya; allegorically food.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 25. 49; 29. 12.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bahūdana (बहूदन).—= षड्रस (ṣaḍrasa) (anna) Collection of various kinds of food; मुख्यानाम पुरस्ताद्द्वास्तयाऽपणबहूदनौ (mukhyānāma purastāddvāstayā'paṇabahūdanau) Bhāg.4.25.49.

Derivable forms: bahūdanam (बहूदनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bahudāna (बहुदान).—1. [neuter] a rich gift.

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Bahudāna (बहुदान).—2. [adjective] giving richly, liberal.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bahudāna (बहुदान):—[=bahu-dāna] [from bahu > bah] n. a rich gift, [Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. = -dāyin, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) Bahūdana (बहूदन):—[from bahu > bah] (hu-od?) n. collection of various kinds of food (?), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bahudāna (बहुदान):—zur Erkl. von purudasma [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 4, 5, 2, 12.]

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Bahūdana (बहूदन):—n. [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 29, 12] von [BURNOUF] durch la reunion des diverses especes d'aliments übersetzt; sonach hätte er darin bahu und odana gesehen. Die Scholien der einen Bomb. Ausg. erklären das Wort nicht; in der anderen Ausg. fehlt bei uns gerade das Blatt, auf dem dieser Vers steht.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bahudāna (बहुदान):—1. n. eine reichliche Gabe [165,18.]

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Bahudāna (बहुदान):—2. Adj. reichlich schenkend , freigebig.

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Bahūdana (बहूदन):—n. nach [BURNOUF.] la reunion des diverses especes d'aliments.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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