This article about donation will carry two parts.
First part will be regarding donation and
The second part will be what to donate regarding particular planet.
So this is the first part:
What is donation?
Should we donate?
If yes then how?
When to donate?
Where and whom?
Donation means act of charity. Donation means gift or contribution to some charitable organisations or to the people who need or deserve.
It is very good gesture to donate money or things but we see that people follow it without any knowledge and some people just follow the others blindly. In Fact it is a double edge sword. It can make or mar the life of a person who is running on this path. So, one should be very particular while acting on it.
In Hindu religion donation or donating things to religious places, organisations or to the needy and deserving people is very important. This has been very much linked with our past karmas. The importance of it has been elaborately written in our old Vedic shastras. Also written here who should and who should not donate.
Should we donate?
Yes. By donating something we can improve and get the positive results or blessings of the planets which are unfavorable or against in our horoscope. These favorable and unfavorable planets can be judged thru our horoscope. Before taking this step one must analyze the horoscope because a small donation may go against your stars and may create problem in your smooth, happy and prosperous life. As I have already said that this is a double edge sword. So be careful and be intelligent before donating anything.
When to donate?
We generally see that people are donating it very frequently and on daily basis. This should not be done. Who wants to donate he should first of all analyze the horoscope and must know which are the planets favorable and unfavorable. Favorable planets always help and improve the life, but the unfavorable planets which always hinder, harm and bring miseries in life.
When the dasha of some unfavorable planets is set in, it will bring tension, depression, hindrance in progress and miseries in life. So during that unfavorable dasha or time period one must donate related things of that particular planet to ease one’s life.
How much to donate?
There are different views about how much one should donate?
In my views there is no limit. It can be done with a pinch of a particular thing and can be with maunds of it. The amount and quantity does not matter. What matter is one’s intention? In Fact if you have good intention and doing this deed with full devotion, you will get success. Whereas your action is without devotion and cribbing latter on then it is of no use. No results will come.
So never concentrate on amount and quantity but on intention only.
Where and to whom should donate?
Donation should be offered to the needy and really poor people. It should be to the handicapped, elderly, sick, small children etc. One should not donate to drunker, thief, beggar, gambler, cheater etc.
To the religious places, organisations, education institutions, hospitals, cremation places, old age homes, children places etc. If one is offering to the religious places or deity it is called offering and not donation.
Bottom line is that one must be very careful what one is donating. Double edge sword must be carefully handled. Hope in future one will consult horoscope and then donate anything. Again I say that don’t do it blindly. Be careful.
Get consultation from some expert and then do it.