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Author Name    Kala Acharya

Title   Puranic Concept of Dana

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Delhi, India Nag Publishers 1993

ISBN    817081278X / 9788170812784

Seller ID   103922

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.

Puranic Concept of Dana Kala Acharya

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