Balidana, Balidāna, Bali-dana: 9 definitions

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Balidana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Balidan.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

balidāna (बलिदान) [or बलिप्रदान, balipradāna].—n (S) The offering or presenting of a sacrifice or other oblation.

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baḷīdāna (बळीदान).—& baḷīpratipadā Properly balidāna & bali pratipadā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

balidāna (बलिदान) [or balipradāna, or बलिप्रदान].—n The offering of oblation.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Balidāna (बलिदान).—

1) presentation of an offering to a deity.

2) offering oblations to all creatures.

Derivable forms: balidānam (बलिदानम्).

Balidāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bali and dāna (दान).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Balidāna (बलिदान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Offering victims in sacrifice. 2. Giving food to all beings. E. bali, and dāna giving.

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

1) Balidāna (बलिदान):—[=bali-dāna] [from bali] n. the presentation of an offering to a deity (consisting of rice, milk, fruits etc. when presented to Viṣṇu, or of living victims when offered to Śiva or Durgā), [Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] presentation of grain etc. to all creatures, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Balidāna (बलिदान):—[bali-dāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Offering in sacrifice; giving food for birds, &c.

[Sanskrit to German]

Balidana in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Balidāna (बलिदान) [Also spelled balidan]:—(nm) a sacrifice; offering; —[karanā] to sacrifice; —[denā] to make a sacrifice.

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