Effect of doing Charity(Dhana)
Srivathsa Somadeva Sharma
All religions in the world believe that charity would help you in doing God’s deed. Ofcourse charity should be given to the proper person .Hinduism believes that Charity should be given to the Brahmin who has chosen to dedicate all his life to the study of religion and lead a life of penury. This list of different charities and the gift that we are likely to get by doing them is given by a great Scholar called Srivathsa Somadeva Sarma. This material is the English translation of the information that he has given in a book called “Stotra ChinthamanI” published in Tamil by Sri Surabhi Jagatguru Publications , Madras in the year 1998.Most of these gifts are easily affordable by all of you. Even if you do not believe in them, Why not try to do them and see for yourself whether they are true or not?
1.Gifting cloth would increase life span.
2.Gifting land would make you attain Brahma loka.
3.Gifting honey in a bell metal vessel would lead to birth of a son.
4.Gifting a cow would repay debt to Sages, devas and Pithrus(manes)
5.Gifting a cow just before death will help the soul to leave without pain.
6.Gifting a cow after death would help you cross the river Vaitharani easily.
7.Gifting a cow for any particular purpose would help you succeeding in your purpose.
8.Gifting of gooseberry(Nellikkai/Amalakam) would get you wisdom.
9.Giving a lamp inside the temple would make you an emperor
10.Gifting of a lamp would improve your eye sight
11.Gifting a she buffalo would avoid premature death.
12.Gifting of seeds would result in long life , It also results in long life to our children.
13.Gifting of uncooked rice would remove sins.
14.Gifting of Thamboola(Betel leaf, arecanut and lime) would give you heaven.
15.Gifting of fruits would take you to heaven after death.
16.Gifting of blanket would cure rheumatism.
17.Gifting of cotton would cure leucoderma.
18.Gifting of Yagnopaveetha(Sacred thread) would make you a Brahmin in the next birth.
19.Gifting of flowers, Thulasi , Samith , vegetables .and grains would help you to go to heaven.
20.Gifting of ghee would cure your sickness.
21.Gifting of sugar would give you long life.
22.Gifting of milk , would remove your sorrow.
23.Gifting of sweets and savories , would remove road blocks.
24.Gifting of banana fruit would make you intelligent.
25.Gifting of honey would give you body luster and beauty.
26.Gifting of Jaggery would remove your sorrow.
27.Gifting of coconut would remove worries.
28.Gifting of Puffed rice(Pori in tamil ) would make life pleasant.
29.Gifting of seasame would remove fear of death.
30. Gifting of curd would lead to more masculinity.
31.Gifting of beaten rice(avil in tamil) would get you blessings of God.
32.Gifting of Bengal gram would lead to birth of children.
33.Gifting of multi grain flour(sathu Mavu in Tamil) would develop devotion to God.
34.Gifting of Payasam (Sweet gruel/kheer) would get us blessing of Pithrus(manes) and continuation of our clan.
35.Gifting of gold would remove sins as well as poverty.
36.Gifting of Umbrella and slippers would give you happiness in the world of Yama.
37.Gifting of a Kanya(virgin maid) would take you after death to world of Brahma.
38.Gifting of fan , Panaka(sweet jaaggery water) Butter milk and sacred waters would take you to the land of Vayu/Varuna after your death.
39.Gifting of a bed would make your life pleasurable.
40.Gifting of rosary , seat, sacred ash , Sandal wood paste would give a happy life in next birth.
41.Giving of food would lead you to heaven after death. It also would make you get food, when you are in need of it.