host gift

Patrick Olivelle jpo at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
Fri May 7 15:52:11 UTC 2010

Axel: one term is "arghya" -- although it refers directly to the water with other stuff that is presented to the honored guest. Whether arghya involved other kinds of gifts at the same time is unclear.


On May 7, 2010, at 8:59 AM, Axel Michaels wrote:

> A student of mine wants to do some reserach on the host gift ("Gastgeschenk") in the Dharmashastra. I should know but don't, and would therefore be grateful for help: apart from dAna and pratidAna, is there any specific term for host or hostess gift in Sanskrit? And does anybody know (specific!) text references and/or secondary literature regarding this topic? I am aware of most dAna literature.
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