Sri Mallanna Charitable Trust is established with a vision to contribute to the preservation and propagation of “Sanatana Dharma”. Founded by a group of enlightened individuals, the trust aspires to bring back the relevance of “Sanatana Dharma” to the modern discourse. Working with an unrelenting zeal, the members have made pioneering efforts in reaching out to the masses through 'Seva', ‘Daana' 'Yajna' and 'Jnana' to accomplish their mission.
An emphatic expression, that emphasizes on humans to charter a righteous course in life
It’s forms the very core of Sanatana Dharma/ Hinduism
Eternal without beginning or end, it is based on the Truths of timeless value, Hinduism is more of a “way of life” than a religion or a cult
“Sanatana Dharma” is all encompassing and acts as a guiding force for realizing both the self and the supreme as well as achieving peace, progress, harmony and prosperity for humankind at large.
The ultimate of all human efforts being emphasized on attaining ‘Moksha’ or ‘Oneness with the Supreme’
And numerous scriptures reiterate that those committed to Dharma shall be blessed with material affluence as well as spiritual wealth
Ideals of Sanatana Dharma
Dharma/Dharmic living is basically hinged on the four pillars of
Yagna (religious sacrifice) and
And an ideal society accordingly is deeply soaked with the above ideals
Vedic scriptures maintain that these ideals not only promote the good of the society that upholds them but also contributes to the good of everything that exists in this universe
It is for the very reason that you find our Puranas, Epics, Plays and Folklore are redolent of stories that bequeathed greatness to those who devoted themselves to the above causes
Thanks to the indomitable spirit inherent to our Dharma and the almighty, the legacy of these ideals are being cherished even today
Thanks to those Rishis, Kings, Commoners and Institutions to have carried forward this legacy for generations
Importance of Yagnas
The ancient Rishis and seers evolved various methods of Yajnas
Thousands of tested methods of Yajnas have been given in Yajurveda and Rig Veda for different purposes that have proved to be correct
It is believed that they can help cure diseases, destroy enemies, control turmoil, seeking divine help for solving problems that defy mundane solutions and also bring peace to the departed souls
Can be performed for a variety of reasons, for seeking emancipation from sins, Community benefit, Career, Health, Family, Individual progress, removing Jataka Doshas, Vaasthu Doshas, Obstacles in life, Destruction of fear in the world, World protection, Rains and Universal peace and progress
Significance of Anna Daana
Presently, the trust is actively engaged in rendering 'Annadana' to the devotees round the year, free of charge and regardless of caste or creed in one of the holiest places of the world -'Srisailam'.
Since times immemorial, Daana (Charity) in our culture is held as a sacred duty
Daana was not expected only of kings and wealthy people–it was seen as a necessary societal responsibility, which had to be fulfilled by every individual
Folklore and traditional stories of people-kings and commoners alike- attaining immortality in people’s minds because of their charity
Among many other Daanas like ‘Vidya Daana’, and ‘Dravya Daana’ etc., ‘Anna Daana’ - feeding people irrespective of caste and creed - is considered to be supreme and incomparable to any other charity
The Vedic Verse “Annadānam Samam Dānam Trilokeshu Na Vidhathe” emphasizes the same
Food is the basic requirement for all living beings, including humans. In this universe, creation and its survival depend on food. Hence, according to Hindu doctrine, giving food to the devotees is more than attaining heaven.
The above sloka, states that Annadānam, the feeding of hungry, is far superior to donating 1000 elephants and horses, donating 10 million cows, donating any number of vessels of silver and gold, donating the entire land till sea, offering the entire services of the clan or even helping in the marriage of 10 million women.“
Such is the reverence of Annadanam in our culture which happens in thousands of temples and mutts across India every single day even as we speak.