Brahma Vaivarta Purana
Chapter 21: Verse 81-90
Breaking the Indra-yajïa
81.To attain purification one should give food to all living entities. Still, by giving to exalted living entities one attains a better result.
82.By giving to human beings one attains a result eight times better than by giving to lower species. By giving to a çüdra one attains a result two times better than that.
83.By giving food to vaiçyas one attains a result eight times better than that, and by giving food to kñatriyas one attains a result two times better still.
84.By giving food to brähmaëas one attains a result a hundred times better than by giving to kñatriyas. By giving food to a brähmana learned in the scriptures one attains a result a hundred times better than by giving to ordinary brähmanas.
85.By giving food to a brähmaëa devotee of the Lord one attains a result a hundred times better than be giving to a brähmana learned in the scriptures. A devotee brähmana offers the food to Lord Hari and then eats the remnants with respect and devotion.
86.By feeding a devotee-brähmaëa one attains the result of giving charity to a devotee-brähmaëa and to Lord Viñëu.
87.When a devotee is pleased, then Lord Hari is pleased. When Lord Hari is pleased then all the demigods become pleased, as by watering the root all of a tree's branches are also watered.
88.If by offering all these things to one demigod the others are displeased, what good result will this one demigod grant?
89.Instead, you should offer all these things to the hill that because it nourishes (vardhana) the cows (go) is called Govardhana.
90.O father, on this earth no one is pious and saintly like Govardhana Hill, which every day gives new grasses to the cows.