Naimittikadana, Naimittika-dana, Naimittikadāna: 1 definition

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)

Naimittikadāna (नैमित्तिकदान) or simply Naimittika refers to “occasional 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.—Whatever donated with devotion (śrāddha) with a view to destroying sins, is called naimittikadāna.

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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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