The act of giving away what belongs to you, for some is nothing but a way to show that you care, be it for an individual or the society at large. We just want to facilitate e-enablement of thisprocess. In this galaxy we are in an endless journey with stars, planets and other heavenly bodies. They say that all these heavenly bodies have influence in our lives after all we all belong to this universe. Each day of the week is Associated to a planet and if you give away with faith
DAANAM.IN is an attempt create a forum for all those self-confident achievers who want to do something for the ones who have not been as fortunate. We will provide a bridge between the ones who need something genuinely to the once who want to give genuinely.
e-Enablement of the Joy of giving.
To get all types of Danas under one platform so that the benefit can be achieved genuinely by the Receiver & the giver.
In Sanskrit charity is called daan. The giver should give daanwith a pure heart and the taker too should receive it with a glad heart. What do Vedas say about.
Helping those in need is the essence of daan. It could be one who is hungry, in need of knowledge, land or protection from danger. Feeding the hungry or teaching someone the Vedas are said to be the best types of daan. If a hungry man comes to your door, he comes as your guest. He is considered adeva. We have many stories in ancient lore when a poor family would rather starve than turn away a beggar. They would put whatever food they had in his begging bowl. That is the true spirit of daan.
We also had a great emperor called Harsha. He would distribute his wealth once in five years. Then he would start all over again and amass wealth and again give away after five years. When you give something to somebody you should feel extremely happy. That is true daan.
In the Mahabharata we have the tragic story of Karna, who was called Danvir Karna. He would give away whatever was asked of him. Karna’s mother Kunti had a boon from rishi Durvasa, who was known for his anger. But he was pleased by her welcome. The boon was that she could get a child from any deva. She was unmarried at that time. Being a mere girl, she wanted to test the rishi’s word. So she called Surya deva. Lo! He appeared before her. His present to Kunti was a beautiful child complete with armour. No weapon could kill him. After the present, Surya disappeared. Kunti felt sorry for what she had done. So she put the child Karna in a basket and set it afloat in the river Ganga. A childless charioteer found the basket and raised Karna as his own son.
After a few years Kunti married King Pandu. With his consent she had other sons by other devas, five in all. One of them Arjuna was the gift of Indra. Only the devas, Kunti and her husband knew of the secret of their birth. There was rivalry between Arjuna and Karna. Indra appeared before Karna and asked for his armour. Karna cut off his skin and presented him the armour. That is the ultimate in daan!