Brahmadayadahara, Brahma-dayada-hara, Brahmadāyādāhara: 1 definition



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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Brahmadāyādāhara (ब्रह्मदायादाहर):—He who has acquired both, the Veda (‘Brahman’) and the heritage (‘dāya’) is called brahmadāyādāhara. “Dāya” (‘heritage’) is what is given, i.e., property;—“Brahman” is ‘veda’;—“Haraṇa” is acquiring. It is only when the boy has learnt the Veda and received his share of the ancestral property from his father that he takes to the Householder’s state ; a man without any property not being entitled to enter upon that stage. (see the Manubhāṣya, III.3)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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