Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 64, Text 14-15



SB 10.64.14-15

sv-alankrtebhyo guna-silavadbhyah
 sidat-kutumbebhya rta-vratebhyah
 pradam yuvabhyo dvija-pungavebhyah
 kanyah sa-dasis tila-rupya-sayyah
vasamsi ratnani paricchadan rathan
 istam ca yajñais caritam ca purtam
I first honored the brahmanas who were recipients of my charity by decorating them with fine ornaments. Those most exalted brahmanas, whose families were in need, were young and possessed of excellent character and qualities. They were dedicated to truth, famous for their austerity, vastly learned in the Vedic scriptures and saintly in their behavior. I gave them cows, land, gold and houses, along with horses, elephants and marriageable girls with maidservants, as well as sesame, silver, fine beds, clothing, jewels, furniture and chariots. In addition, I performed Vedic sacrifices and executed various pious welfare activities.
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 64, Text 13
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