Danapatra, aka: Dānapatra, Dana-patra, Dānapātra; 4 Definition(s)

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Danapatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Dānapatra (दानपत्र) refers to a classification of official documents, according to the Śukranītisāra 2.290-314.—The Śukranītisāra is a Sanskrit work on ethics by Śukrācārya comprised of four chapters. The second chapter (uvarājādikṛtya, “the duties of the royal princes and the like”) speaks of the nature, character and validity of various documents (such as a Dānapatra).

Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary
Arthashastra book cover
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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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dānapatra (दानपत्र).—n (S) A deed of gift or conveyance.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dānapatra (दानपत्र).—n A deed of gift or conveyance.

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

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Dānapatra (दानपत्र).—a deed of gifts.

Derivable forms: dānapatram (दानपत्रम्).

Dānapatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dāna and patra (पत्र).

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Dānapātra (दानपात्र).—'a worthy recipient', a Brāhmaṇa fit to receive gifts.

Derivable forms: dānapātram (दानपात्रम्).

Dānapātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dāna and pātra (पात्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Kanyadana
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