Donation of Shaligram
According to Skanda Purana
सप्तसागरपर्यंतं भूदानाद्यत्फलं भवेत् ।।
शालिग्रामशिलादानात्तत्फलं समवाप्नुयात् ।।
शालिग्रामशिलादानात्कार्तिके ब्राह्मणी यथा ।।
The fruit that is obtained by donating the earth up to seven seas, man gets the same fruit by donating Shalagram rock. Therefore, bathing and donating Shaligram Shila must be done in the month of Kartik.
Basil / Tulsi
According to Brahmavaivarta Purana, Prakriti Khand
सुधाघटसहस्रेण सा तुष्टिर्न भवेद्धरेः।
या च तुष्टिर्भवेन्नृणां तुलसीपत्रदानतः।।
गवामयुतदानेन यत्फलं लभते नरः।
तुलसीपत्रदानेन तत्फलं लभते सति।।
Even after bathing with thousands of pots of nectar, Lord Shri Hari does not get as much satisfaction as he gets by offering a single Tulsi leaf to humans. gets from.
According to Brahmavaivarta Purana
The person who offers Tulsi to Shrihari in the month of Kartik, he sits in the abode of God for ages equal to the number of letters. Then he is born in the best family and surely devotion towards God arises in his mind, he becomes happy and eternal in India.
शिबिराम्यन्तरे भद्रा स्थापिता तुलसी नृणाम् ।
धनपुत्रप्रदात्री च पुण्यदा हरिभक्तिदा ।।
प्रभाते तुलसीं दृष्ट्वा स्वर्णदानफलं लभेत् । ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराण, श्रीकृष्णजन्मखण्ड, अध्याय 103)
Tulsi planted inside the house is beneficial for human beings, bestowing wealth and sons, giving virtues and giving devotion to Hari. By visiting Tulsi in the morning, the fruit of gold donation is obtained.