Vidyadana, Vidyādāna, Vidya-dana: 6 definitions

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Vidyadana 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

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

Vidyādāna (विद्यादान) refers to one of the various types of gifts (dāna) according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the gift to the poor is highly extolled by the compiler of the Saurapurāṇa. Then the text describes bhūmidāna, vidyādāna, annadāna, jaladāna, tiladāna, vāsadāna, dīpadāna, yānadāna, śayyādāna, dhānyadāna etc. along with their accruing results. [...] Thus it appears that the Saurapurāṇa lays emphasis on dāna to the devotees of Śiva and categorically says that if somebody surpassing śivabhaktas donates to others, his dāna becomes futile and he goes to hell.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vidyadana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidyādāna (विद्यादान).—teaching, imparting instruction.

Derivable forms: vidyādānam (विद्यादानम्).

Vidyādāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vidyā and dāna (दान).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidyādāna (विद्यादान).—n.

(-naṃ) Giving knowledge or science. E. vidyā, dāna giving.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidyādāna (विद्यादान):—[=vidyā-dāna] [from vidyā > vid] n. the imparting of kn°, instruction in sc° ([especially] sacred sc°), [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidyādāna (विद्यादान):—[vidyā-dāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Impartation of knowledge.

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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»] — Vidyadana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vidyādāna (ವಿದ್ಯಾದಾನ):—[noun] a giving of knowledge or helping another get education.

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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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