Asthi Visarjan in

Kurukshetra

What is Asthi Visarjan?

Asthi Visarjan in Kurukshetra is a Hindu religious rite that helps the soul achieve redemption and serenity in the afterlife, thereby fulfilling the aspirations of the departed. It is the responsibility of the living family to do the Asthi Visarjan rite for their dearly departed family member.

Lord Vishnu’s holy home in Kurukshetra, specifically Sannihit Sarovar. Sannihit Sarovar is a well-known landmark on Pehowa Road, three kilometres from Kurukshetra.

If the Shraadh pooja is performed during a solar eclipse, and devotees bathe in the pond, they will receive the blessings conferred on a thousand Ashwamedh sacrifices, according to Hindu sacred writings.

On the day of Amavasya, or eclipse, thousands of tirthas congregate at this holy site to perform rituals and hear about their ancestors from ancient pandits. 

As specified by Hindu holy texts and sacred customs, this is accomplished by immersing and dispersing the cremated ashes and bones of the departed relative or family member in any of India’s flowing holy rivers. This is also a way for Hindus to pay respect to their forefathers and mothers.

The Sarovar at Kurukshetra, according to common belief, contains sacred water. If devotees on Earth bathe in the waters of this Sarovar, peace is conferred upon unhappy and wandering spirits. Along the banks of the Sarovar, there are several shrines dedicated to gods and deities. 

Families flock to Sannihit Sarovar to perform Asthi Visarjan in order to grant their loved ones’ wishes for salvation.

The holy waters are thought to cleanse the soul of sins, allowing it to achieve moksha, or salvation, as well as a proper seat in the presence of the Supreme Power.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

After completing the preparation for the poojan, pandit begins the poojan by reciting all the mantras mentioned in the hindu holy texts and customs. The person performing the asthi visarjan is requested to recite some of the mantras as told by the pandit. During this procedure, poojan samagri is offered to the asthi kalash. Before the immersion of asthis in ganga river, pandit ji asks the almighty to accept the poojan and provide moksha to the departed.

There are different days in different castes and states. Generally, it is best to perform it as soon as possible. Asthi visarjan laws are different in Orissa, when compared to north india. But as per the holy texts, the asthis must be collected and put in a kalash on the 3rd day, 7th day, 9th day. Before the 10th day, asthi visarjan should be performed.

The poojan takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 120 minutes.

You should never keep the asthi inside your home. Rather, you should bury the asthi kalash in your garden, nearby empty land area or a patio.

Any nearby place where holy river ganga flows. For people living in or near Delhi, they can go Garh Mukteshwar or Haridwar. For People belonging to Northern India, they can visit Prayagraj, Varanasi or Mathura. 

No, although river ganga is considered to be the most preferred when it comes to asthi visarjan, but any flowing water body is suitable for asthi visarjan.

Yes, if you are unable to visit physically, you can opt for online asthi visarjan. It is completely fine and is considered the preferred choice for many.