Merudana, Merudāna: 2 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Merudāna (मेरुदान).—Merudānas (gifts of heaps like Meru) are all very effective and productive of good results. The Merus for the dānas are the following: Dhānyameru. A dhānyameru or a thousand droṇas of dhānya (grain) is considered the best; a dāna of half that quantity (i.e. 500) was fair and half of the latter, the worst. Lavaṇameru. A dāna of sixteen droṇas of lavaṇa (salt) is considered to be Uttama (best); with half of that as Madhyama (fair) and with half of the latter as Adhama (worst). Guḍameru. One with ten bhāras of guḍa (jaggery) is considered Uttama; with half of that as Madhyama and with half of the latter as adhama. Svarṇameru. A svarṇameru with a thousand palas of Svarṇa (gold) is considered Uttama; with half of that as madhyama and with half of the latter as adhama. Tilameru. One with ten droṇas of tila (gingelly) is considered Uttama; with half of that as madhyama and with half of the latter as adhama. Kārpāsameru. A Meru with twenty bhāras of Kārpāsa (cotton) is considered Uttama; with ten as madhyama and with five as adhama. Ghṛtameru. One with twenty jars of ghṛta (ghee) is Uttama; with ten, madhyama and five, adhama. Rajatameru. One with ten thousand palas of silver is deemed Uttama; with half of that as madhyama and with half of the latter as adhama. Śarkarāmeru. One with eight bhāras of sugar is deemed Uttama; with half of that as madhyama and with half of the latter as adhama. (Chapter 210, Agni Purāṇa). (See full article at Story of Merudāna from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Merudāna (मेरुदान).—Ten-fold, corns, salt, jaggery, gold, seasamum, cotton, ghee, precious stones, silver and sugar.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 83. 2-6.
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.
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 5.2 - The ten Merudānas < [Chapter 4 - Religious aspects of the Matsyapurāṇa]
Part 5 - Dāna (donation—the practice of cultivating kindness) < [Chapter 4 - Religious aspects of the Matsyapurāṇa]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 43 - Ādityeśvara (Āditya-īśvara) or Ādityeśa (Āditya-īśa) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 33 - The Chariot-Procession Called Guṇḍicā Yātrā < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)