Snanadana, Snānadāna, Snana-dana: 1 definition
Snanadana 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)
Snānadāna (स्नानदान) refers to “performing ceremonial ablutions and giving charitable gifts”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.42 (“Description of the meeting of the Lord and the Mountain”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Himavat went to the place where the altar for the rites had been erected. After causing squares and quadrangles to be made with festoons, he performed the ceremonial ablutions, gave charitable gifts (snānadāna) and supervised everything. Then he sent his sons to Śiva accompanied by all his attendants and followers, Viṣṇu and others. The extremely delighted lord of mountains in the company of his kinsmen desired to perform the reception to the bridegroom with great pomp and ceremony. [...]”.
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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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.10.84 < [Chapter 10 - Marriage with Śrī Lakṣmīpriyā]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 66 - The Greatness of Nṛsiṃha Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 59 - The Greatness of Gayā Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 67 - The Greatness of Kuṭumbeśvara < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]