Bhudana, Bhūdāna, Bhu-dana: 3 definitions


Bhudana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Bhudan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhūdāna (भूदान) refers to the “gift of plots of land”, 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 plots of land (bhūdāna) is conducive to stability here and hereafter, O Brahmins [...]”.

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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

Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhūdāna (भूदान) [Also spelled bhudan]:—(nm) gift of land; a movement launched by Acharya Vinoba Bhave (in India) for the gifting away of land by big landowners for the betterment of the landless; —[āṃdolana] Bhudan-movement.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhūdāna (ಭೂದಾನ):—[noun] a giving of an extent of land as a gift.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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