I have read at a Hinduism website (Website Link) that the word "Kanyadhaana" is misinterpreted into meaning "Donating the bride"
According to the web article:
It's not "Kanya-Dhaana" but "Kanya-Aadhana"
Here, Kanya means "Daughter/Girl" And Aadhana means "receive" So basically "Kanyadhaana" translates to "Receiving the bride" and NOT "Donating the bride".
Women's rights activists argue that Kanyadhaana means donating the bride and girls being humans are not objects/ commodities that can be "donated" to the groom's family.
I'm confused here. What is the real meaning of Kanyadhaana? Is it "Kanya-aadhana" or "Kanya-dhaana" itself?