Phaladana, Phalādana, Phala-adana: 8 definitions
Phaladana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Phaladāna (फलदान) refers to the “gift of fruits”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.15. Accordingly, “a charitable gift given to a needy person yields the utmost benefit. If it is given after entreaties it yields only half the benefit. [...] Sensible persons shall make gifts of fruits (phaladāna) according to the season such as the fruits of jack, mango, wood apple trees, plantains, fruits from hedges, pulses of black gram, green gram, vegetables, chillies, mustards, their plants etc.”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Phalādana (फलादन).—= फलाशनः (phalāśanaḥ) q. v.; a parrot.
Derivable forms: phalādanaḥ (फलादनः).
Phalādana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms phala and adana (अदन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) A parrot. E. phala fruit, adana eating.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Phalādana (फलादन).—m. a parrot.
Phalādana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms phala and adana (अदन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Phalādana (फलादन):—[from phala > phal] m. ‘f°-eater’, a parrot, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. phalāśana).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Phalādana (फलादन):—[phalā+dana] (naḥ) 1. m. A parrot.
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