Puranic Concept of Dana

By: Kala Acharya

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The Puranic Concept of Dana provides an exhaustive expostion of The Hindu practice of gift-giving. Here in The Author includes virtually every reference to dana found in the Vadas, Smritis, Dharmasutras and Puranas. These texts reveal a broad spectrum of religiously sanctioned gifting. Specific guidelines exist governing simple hospitality as well as such grandiose offerings as a king's weight in gold or a mountain of jewels. These practices were widespread and important for the material support of Hindu society on every level. Consequently, elaborate directions and rituals developed to insure the propriety of gifts, givers and recipients. These teachings constitute the substance of Dr. Acharya's research, and through these passages the reader may glimpse the larger patterns of Hindu culture. While the modern student may find the style of writing overly detailed and repetitive, one should remember their Context and sense the 'Voice' of rishis.Printed Pages: 296.

Title: Puranic Concept of Dana

Author Name: Kala Acharya

Categories: Sanskrit and Vedic Literature, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Delhi, India, Nag Publishers: 1993

ISBN: 817081278X

ISBN 13: 9788170812784

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 103922

Keywords: Puranic Concept of Dana Kala Acharya