Sivpasadana, a term employed by the Buddhists in Ceylon to denote almsgiving when practiced in relation to the priests. Of this almsgiving there are four divisions: 1. Chiwara-dana, the gift of robes; 2. Aharadana, the gift of food; 3. Sayanasana-dana, the gift of a pallet on which to recline; 4. Gilanapratya-dana, the gift of medicine or sick diet. See Hardy, Eastern Monachism.