Brahmadana, Brahmadāna, Brahman-dana: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Brahmadāna (ब्रह्मदान).—The ninth Gandharva Grāmikā.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 43.
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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Brahma-dāna.—cf. pirama-dānam (SITI), gift to Brāhmaṇas; same as brahmadāya, etc. Note: brahma-dāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) the imparting of sacred knowledge.
2) sacred knowledge, received as an inheritance or hereditary gift; सर्वेषामेव दानानां ब्रह्मदानं विशिष्यते (sarveṣāmeva dānānāṃ brahmadānaṃ viśiṣyate) Manusmṛti 4.233.
Derivable forms: brahmadānam (ब्रह्मदानम्).
Brahmadāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and dāna (दान).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) Instruction in the Vedas. E. brahma and dāna gift.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmadāna (ब्रह्मदान).—[neuter] the gift of the Veda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmadāna (ब्रह्मदान):—[=brahma-dāna] [from brahma > brahman] n. the gift of the Veda or of sacred knowledge, [ib. iv, 232.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmadāna (ब्रह्मदान):—[brahma-dāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Instruction in the Vedas. Also, brahmadāyaṃ.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Temples of Munnur (Historical Study) (by R. Muthuraman)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)