Puraan | 9-Bhavishya Puraan | 4-Uttar Parv
9-Bhavishya Puraan, 4-Uttar Parv-148-163, p 557-563
Hey Yudhishthir, Braahman are very powerful. They can make a Devtaa Asur, or an Asur a Devtaa with the power of their Mantra, that is why one should always worship Braahman. The whole world is born from Braahman. Devtaa, Pitar and Rishi Gan eat with whose mouth, who can be higher than him (Braahman)?
Importance of Daan
Cow, land, and Saraswatee (Vidyaa or education) these three Daan are said to be the best among all Daan. By milking cows, by growing grains on land, and by teaching Vidyaa, seven generations are uplifted. One should donate a cow who is bought by own money earned in justified way, to a good Braahman. She should be giving milk at the time of donating. On any auspicious day, after taking bath and worshipping Shiv and Vishnu, one should donate the cow along with a Kaansaa pot for milking the cow. The cow should stand facing east or north and donate her with Dakshinaa. A cow should be donated by holding her tail; an elephant should be donated by holding his trunk; a horse should be donated by his ear; a maid should be donated by putting one's hand on her head and a deer should be donated by holding his tail. When Braahman takes the Daan away, one should follow him for 8-10 steps. By donating the cow like this one's all desires are fulfilled, all sins are destroyed committed in seven lives. He lives in Swarg for one Kalp. There is no other Praayashchit greater than this which continues to give its fruits lives after lives."
Til Dhenu Daan
Cow, house, bed, and girl should be given to only one person, because by dividing it both the donor and the person who is taking donation, go to lower Yoni. One should donate this cow on Vaishaakh, or Maargsheersh, or Maagh or Kaartik Poornimaa, solar or lunar eclipse, Ayan Sankraanti, Vishuv Yog, Vyateepaat Yog, or Gajachchhaayaa Yog."
Jal Dhenu Daan
Listen to a story in this regard - Once Mudgal Rishi went to Yam Lok wandering around. He found many sinners suffering in various Narak. Seeing Mudgal Rishi people got relief and they became very happy. Muni got surprised to see those people relieved. He asked Yam Raaj the reason for this. Yam Raaj said - "Its main reason is this that you have done Dhenu Daan in three consecutive lives. Whoever will think of you, will talk about you, will see you ; or to whoever you will see and remember, they all will be happy and comforted. Who does this Daan, he does not get afflicted for thousands of life. Now you also go to your own Lok, because who have meditated upon Krishn, they don't come under my rule. Who does Krishn's Vrat, worship, chants His name and mediates upon Him, he never comes to this Lok. Who donates saying "Achyutah Preeyataam" he never comes to my Lok. I rule on all Lok and Krishn rules me."*
* Note - Such type of 15 Shlok are in Vishnu Puraan's Yam Geetaa also which may be read daily.
Hearing Yam Raaj, the people started pronouncing Krishn's names. Soon the pain of Narak got disappeared and they got relieved. Yam Raaj took it as the glory of and greeted Him. As he was doing this that all living beings went to Swarg Lok riding in Divine Vimaan. Seeing this Mudgal said - "Oh, Vishnu's Maayaa is strange, It never allows the lower Yoni living beings to pronounce His name and thus they continuously wander in those Yoni, but why human being doesn't do that? He doesn't need anything like clothes, jewelry wealth, He needs only love from heart. Therefore O Jeev, why are you so far from Bhagavaan?"*
* Note - Maharshi Mudgal written Mudgal Puraan is the largest Upa-Puraan among all Upa-Puraan. This Puraan has not been in use for quite some time because of lack of Dharm. In the same way Ganesh Puraan is also not being used.
(Chap 154) Ghrit Dhenu Daan (cow made of Ghee or butte)
Kapilaa Cow Daan
* Note - Importance of Kapilaa cow has been given in Mahaabhaarat's Vaishnav Dharm Parv which is the last part of Ashwamedh Parv. According to "Paanini Vyaakaran" (5/2/97) Kapilaa cow is that who is of monkey like color.
(Chap 162-163) Mahishee and Meshee Daan (donating a she-buffalo)
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/30/13