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In Hinduism is it the case that :-

If married person does any charity from "His own earned income" (not from income of wife or forefathers) , then half of his Punnya is given to his wife and half to him.

But if he is un married then full Punnya goes in his account.

Is it true?

  • After marriage, whatever Karma (good or bad) spouse do, it will be shared equally between them and they are indeed married in this Janma just because of their previous karma. That's reason though some women are not allowed to chant Gayatri Mantra, husband chant it and good Karma is shared equally between them.Not sure what happens before marriage. May be his Karma is shared among his family members. – The Destroyer May 18 '16 at 4:26
  • @TheDestroyer but why any one should get bad karma done by another soul on him? Suppose if my wife abuses anyone with no reason (just an example of bad karma) then why should I or my family members should share her bad karma ? Vice a versa , If she does lot of charity out of money she earned , then why should I or other family members get good karma out of it ? – C Sharper May 18 '16 at 4:47
  • Why were you born in particular family? Why were you married to a particular girl, if you were married already? Why not others? This is because of your previous Karma. Karma decides your family members and life partner and analysis of Karma is complex. Nature treats couple as one unit and i don't know the exact reason for this. See this similar question Does Karma of parents effect their children? – The Destroyer May 18 '16 at 11:34
  • @sagar the husband gets the entire Punya provided his wife played no role in the action. Let me explain why I think so. Let us suppose that the husband uses the money from his earned income to bribe an official to get some benefit and his wife knows nothing about it or does not agree with that action. It would be terribly unfair if his wife has to share her husband's paapa. Of course his wife would have to share the paapa if she agreed with her husband's decision and took advantage of the benefit. – Pradip Gangopadhyay May 19 '16 at 13:04
  • @PradipGangopadhyay what about opposite case ? If husbund earns some bucks with very hard work day and night. With those bucks (earned through his own hard work... no participation of wife in this) he makes some donation/charity. Wife also knows very well about his charity and appreciates his charitable deed. Then does wife gets shared Punnya karma out of it? – C Sharper May 20 '16 at 2:54

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