Annadanam is a noble cause where one donates food to people who need it the most to ensure his survival on earth. Hence Annadanam is Mahadanam.
Here, Lord Vishnu was reposing on Adhshesha with Sri Mahalakshmi in service at food only can support the body to attain Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha. The person, who participates in this sacred Annadanam, by giving generous donations will be blessed by divine Gods. Creatures cannot live without food, hence giving “donations to Annadanam will serve as Pranadanam” to the people who are in hungry. Accordingly, the donors blessed by Lord Venkateswara. Annadanam is a sacred activity. It is said that the sacred works done by the people with the energy acquired by food bestow half of its effect to the donor of food and the rest is to that person. Many positive results like this can acquire from the Annadanam.
Service to human is service to God. Serving food to the people who are hungry is equal to the effect of performing Ritual Yagna. Service to human is service to God. Serving food to the people who are hungry is equal to the effect of performing Ritual Yagna. Human beings can only be satisfied with food but not with the gold, dress and other things, as they desire to have them more and more. But in the case of food, a man wholeheartedly says that the food is ‘enough for him. It is said that glory, strength, and fame will be acquired in Trilokas by Annadanam. The donor of Anandanam will get a first entry in the heaven.