Kamyadana, Kāmyadāna, Kamya-dana: 7 definitions


Kamyadana 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

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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: 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.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāmyadāna (काम्यदान).—

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

Kāmyadāna (काम्यदान).—n.

(-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.

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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 (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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kamyadana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāmyadāna (ಕಾಮ್ಯದಾನ):—

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.

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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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