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In the Treta Yuga and Dwapara Yugas, human beings got salvation through sacrifices and austerities. In the Kali Yuga, God provided an easy path to salvation through charity, worship, name recitation, name remembrance, etc. Charity can be given as much as anyone has. It is enough to do this donation with the heart. There is no need to be extravagant.

Types of charities (danams)

Among the donations, Annadanam, Vastadranam, Jaladanam Godanam, Kanyadanam, Suvarnadanam, Bhudanam, etc. are all very special. It is food that satisfies man. Water quenches thirst. Especially during the summer season, we have benefited the passers-by by quenching their thirst. If we do Vastdranam, we will get the merit of giving clothes to that God.

The majesty of Godana is unspeakable. If you donate a cow and a calf together, you will get the merit of making our ancestors pass through the Vairataranina and reach heaven. The best of all donations is a land donation. Earth was called Ratnagarbha by our elders. Suvarna, Jala Navaratna Khachita, and Mani Manikyads are all stored on the earth itself. So by donating the land, along with the land, there is a result of donating all the above as well. Because of the crops obtained on that land, we are the ones who have fed not only humans but also animals and birds. The poor will get a livelihood.


It is said that if we do our donation without selfishness and without expecting any result, then God himself will come to realize the donation. Lord himself came as a beggar to Karna, Balichakravarti, etc., received alms, and granted them salvation. Even if a man dies, his name will be immortalized in the afterlife due to his charitable deeds. Giving is a duty. With experience, the character of the country, and the gift of destroying the reciprocity is supreme. Honoring the hungry, the orphans, the sick, the disabled, those without food, clothing, medicine, etc., scholars, and Brahmins with money is called meritorious charity. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says that one should perform acts of sacrifice without any reward.

Modern world

The western world has established days for many things. Our Dharma has made those things part of the way of life. So there is no need to celebrate those days separately. According to their policy, today is ‘World Give Day’ which means a day to give and recognize donations. But on this occasion let us know the importance of charity in our culture.

Charity is highly valued among the traditional virtues of Indian orthodox culture. It is said by the elders that the result of performing penance, Japan, and other rituals will come only from this donation. It is said in the scriptures that charity is better than all good deeds. The Upanishads teach that charity is the means of salvation.

The epic Mahabharat

According to the Upanishads, giving charity destroys the vice of greed in man. Penance in Krita Yuga, Yajna in Treta Yuga, Dana in Dapara Yuga, and Lodhyana in Kali Yuga are mentioned as Yugadharmas. But it is clear that charity is best at all times.

Even though Karna was biased towards unrighteousness, he became known as Danakarna because he offered the Kundalas that were bitten by Indra, knowing that if he gave away the natural armor of Kundalas that were part of his body, he would die. Sibi Chakravarti realized that those who came in the form of pigeons were not human beings and cut his body and gave it as a gift. Satyasandhu Balichakravarti did not listen to Guru Shukracharya’s words that he would be destroyed by donating three feet of soil knowing that it was Maha Vishnu. Philanthropy is also ideal for goods. Planets and seas are not a burden to the earth. Srinath said that those who do not have charity are burdened. Types of Donations Donation may be Nitya Karma, or Naimittika Dana, Kamyaka Dana or Vimala Dana. That is, giving food to the hungry is called Annadana.

Eternal gift

Daily donation of food is called Nityanna Dana. We keep seeing this daily donation in many temples and charitable institutions. They should provide their support for such annadana. Similarly, those who prepare the words for such alms, and those who make them, also get merit if they prepare those words in a holy sense of devotion as holy offerings to the Lord. It is also a sin to commit the sacred act of charity as a gift.

Naimittika Donation

Naimittika dana means donations given on special days. It is done on days like eclipses and infections. Many people do it on their birthday, wedding anniversary, or other special days. These donations are also done as part of Ugraratha and Bhimaratha Shantula. If someone dies, after their karmas are done, Dasha donations are done on the tenth day. All these are called voluntary donations.

Kamyaka Danam

Kamyaka dana is a donation made as part of a puja or yajna sacrifice for the fulfillment of one’s wish or for the well-being of oneself or the whole village. Kamyaka Danalam Taru. Gold and silver cows are donated to it.

Donation of Vimala

Donations given to yatis, gurus, and monks are Vimala donations. The donor may or may not have any desire or need. These should be done not out of fear but only out of devotion and divine concern. All these donations, even when done without the knowledge of a third eye, and not for self-aggrandizement or for the approval of others, have results.

Some odd restrictions of Danams

There are two types that we are seeing a lot these days. Prestige Donations, Incentive Donations. Knowing how much others have given, and giving more than what they have given to increase one’s fame and reputation, is called a prestigious donation. I am donating and putting up boards so that ten people know about this donation. Spread the word. The donation of those who donate, saying that others will also donate after seeing it, is called a motivational donation. Rules some rules and regulations have been established for the practice of Pooram dharmas. The donor who gives charity is eligible to donate only when he does not have any unavoidable diseases, when he is not accumulating sins, when he is not wrapped in old habits, when he has done many merits, is rich in virtue, and has earned money in the ways of righteousness, justice and righteousness. It is important to pay attention to charity, to have devotion, and to give charity with the intention that charity is a pious act.

Not only that but the Receiver or recipients should also be eligible to collect that donation. The one who takes the donation should not be a person with bad habits and bad morals. But the things and materials they give should be useful. Decayed, useless goods, perishable materials, milk, dried cows, and mixed gold mixed with other metals should not be donated. One should never donate material things that do not belong to him, and those who receive them should not take them if they know that they are collecting them. Both of these are sins.

Things Need To Keep In Mind For Donors

A donor, even a non-profit, should not donate the money earned through illegal means. Such things should not be given or taken. Doing so will have dire consequences in life. A householder should never give alms beyond his means. The Gurus said that virtue will come, so don’t go into debt and give donations. His family members should not suffer hardships and losses due to his donation. Generally, households can donate at least ten percent of their income. That is not only a ten percent minimum. They can also donate according to their means. Donate keeping in mind the needs of others.

Donations should not be those borrowed from others or kept by others for protection. Even the unrighteous should not collect as alms what is not related to righteousness. One commits a sin by promising to give alms and then going back, questioning, or taking it back after giving alms. If we have promised to give to charity, we should not take it back. Be sure to donate. Making excuses and turning around is also a sin.

Among all donations, Godana, Suvarna Dana, and Tulapurusha are said to be the greatest. But the sciences say that donating knowledge, education and things related to dharma is greater than them.

Giving charity in the Hindu Achara tradition comes from ancient times

Each one chooses a different path to attain salvation. If he donates a part of what he has to those who don’t have it, he will get merit

Considered There are many types of charity. Annadanam, Vastradanam, Waterdanam, Godanaman, Kanyadanam, Suvarnadanam, Bhudanana Etc. Kella is unique in donations. But there are some special rules for doing charity too. Do not donate at all, especially after sunset. If you do that, you will lose a lot of money. Many people donate curd to the poor and neighbors at night. It is not right to do so. Donate curd under any circumstances after sunset Do not give. Curd is associated with the planet Venus. Venus increases happiness and prosperity in us. If the curd is donated after dark, happiness in family life will decrease. Do not lend to anyone after sunset. Especially in the dark If you give loans to someone after falling, you will face financial problems. Also, while cooking at night, neighbors often ask for onion and garlic. But under no circumstances should these two be given. Bad to lend these There will be trouble with the results. . It is said that donating milk is very good. But it is not good at all to donate milk after sunset. Milk.. is related to the moon. Donating milk will anger Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu.

Rules for donations

Especially salt should not be given to anyone after dark. Our elders have been following it since time immemorial. Goddess Lakshmi is present in salt. Donating salt is like sending Lakshmi away from home to someone else’s home. Even today, many shopkeepers continue the custom of not selling salt after dark. Do not touch the tulsi tree at all in the evening. If you do this, you will buy problems that are not there. Husband and wife should observe the rules of celibacy by not meeting at dusk. If you meet at this time, there is a possibility that Goddess Lakshmi will get angry. Children born of the relationship at that time have characteristics. Children should not read at sunset. By doing this, there is a possibility that the intelligence of the students will deteriorate and both Mahalakshmi and Saraswati Devi will be far away.

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