India is all about mixed cultures and traditions, where religions grow, sustain and flourish. As a secular country, India has given the right to every individual the freedom to choose and follow the religion of their choice. There are end number of religions all across the world, who also have their own set of Gods and Goddess. Individual across the world have the freedom to choose the religion they prefer and like. Individual across the world have the freedom to choose the religion they prefer and like. Today we will discuss a very interesting topic “ The Concept Of Hundi In Temple”Individual across the world have the freedom to choose the religion they prefer and like. Today we will discuss a very interesting topic “ The Concept Of Hundi In Temple”
What Is Hundi?
A large pot which is placed in most of the Hindu temples in India. Many devotees offer money to God, and Hundi is the place where they drop their monetary offerings.
Why Do We Put Money In Hundi?
There is a small story associated with this concept of Hundis. People believe that Lord Vishnu has taken some amount of money from Kuber “God of Wealth” and while the devotees offer money in the Hundi it is actually a way to help Lord Vishnu to repay the loan to “Kuber”. Isn’t that an interesting story?
6 Reasons Why Devotees Give Money In Hundi
Here I bring you some possible answers to the question, “Why Is It Necessary To Give Money In The Hundi”, take a look –
1. To Help Lord Vishnu In Repaying The Loan
As I explained the story earlier, by putting money in the Hundi devotees wish to make the Lord debt free.
2. Help Temple Manage Their Daily Affairs
Temples need fun to carry out their daily activities isn’t it? Activities include the purchase of puja ingredients, ingredients for prasadams, salary of the temple staff and priest and much more. So where do the temple authorities manage these expenses from? They manage it from the funds gathered from these Hundis.
3. Get Gods Help When Needed
I feel this reason is a matter of pure faith and nothing else. Devotees consider the God to be their Almighty, who possesses the power to help whenever they are into any problems and troubles. So they offer money to God so that they get the favour of God whenever they need it.
4. Funds For Special Rituals
Indian temples have many rituals and religious activities happening round the year. These special rituals need large funds to meet the expenses. So the funds from these Hundis are used to carry out these special rituals.
5. Help Those In Need
One of the most logical reasons to donate is for charity isn’t it? Many temples across the globe use these donations for charity and not for any business purpose.
6. To Become Desire-free
According to mythology, an individual becomes desire free only when he\she offers something to others out of his own consensus. One reason to offer money to the Hundi is to become free from all the bad elements in us, and hence purify our hearts.
I hope you liked reading this article. I feel it’s a good thing to have faith in God and also in his existence but it is important to understand that you don’t have any selfish reason associated with your offering isn’t it? Give it a deep thought.