Kamyadana, Kāmyadāna, Kamya-dana: 7 definitions
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Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)
Kāmyadāna (काम्यदान) or simply Kāmya refers to “desire-based donation” and represents one of the four types of Dāna (“gift”) according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—The Saurapurāṇa describes the importance and enumeration of dāna in chapters nine and ten. It classifies dāna into four types.—The donation given with devotion for the attainment of progeny, wealth, heaven or some other object is termed as kāmyadāna.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kāmyadāna (काम्यदान).—n (S) An agreeable or pleasing gift. 2 unc A gift with reference to reward or the gratification of some kāmanā or desire: also a supererogatory or purely voluntary gift. Opp. to nityadāna.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) an acceptable gift.
2) a free-will offering; voluntary gift.
Derivable forms: kāmyadānam (काम्यदानम्).
Kāmyadāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāmya and dāna (दान).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) 1. An acceptable or desirable gift. 2. A voluntary gift. E. kāmya, and dāna a gift.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kāmyadāna (काम्यदान):—[=kāmya-dāna] [from kāmya > kāma] n. a desirable gift
2) [v.s. ...] voluntary gift.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāmyadāna (काम्यदान):—[kāmya-dāna] (naṃ) 1. n. An acceptable, desirable or voluntary gift.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a granting of what another desired.
2) [noun] an acceptable gift.
3) [noun] a gift or donation given for getting something done or fulfilled.
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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