Showing posts with label Godana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Godana. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is Godana?

 

("a cow's gift") Gift giving (dana) is popular in Hindu religious practice and is seen to be a noble act that creates religious merit.

A cow is generally given as a gift to a brahmin.

Traditional religious scriptures extol the gift of a cow as a compassionate deed as well as a means of atonement for sins.

However, since many of these writings were produced by brahmins, a tinge of self-interest may be detected. 


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