Where to do Pind Daan in Gaya? | Best Places to do Pind Daan in Gaya

Where to do Pind Daan in Gaya

Hindu tradition dictates that when a loved one dies, their soul cannot find peace until their last rites are performed. One of the most important last rites is pind daan or the ceremonial offering of rice balls to the ancestors. The ritual is typically done at the site of their death, but can also be […]

Gayaji Pind Daan – Cost of Pind Daan in Gaya

Pind daan in gaya-Vishnupad temple in gaya ji

Gayaji Pind Daan is a ritual everyone should do every year or at least once in their lifetime, because Lord Vishnu has blessed the city and his footprint is still present in Vishnupad temple. Gaya, Bihar, is a city located in the Indian state of Bihar. It is one of the oldest and most sacred […]

12 Madhav | Dwadash Madhav | The Temples established by Lord Brahma

Rasleela - Lord Madhav with Radha - 12 Madhav

Lord Brahma’s Temples It is a religious belief that Lord Brahma established the Dwadash (12) Madhav at Prayagraj after the creation of the universe. The blessings of Kalpavas and a holy dip in Prayagraj’s Sangam are said to be gained only after circumambulating the 12 Madhav temples. The circumambulation of the 12 Madhav was done […]

Pitru Paksha 2022 | Things to keep in mind | Shradh & Pind Daan

pitru paksha shradh 2022

The Pitru Paksha is a Hindu ceremony in which Hindus pay honour to their ‘pitrs,’ or ancestors. It lasts 16 days during Krishna paksha, or the time between Purnima and Amavasya, in the month of Ashvin or Bhadrapada, according to the Hindu calendar. For three generations of ‘Pitrs,’ the Shraddha is performed. Reading sacred Hindu […]

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga | The Divine Home of Lord Shiva

Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain

The Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of India’s 12 Jyotirlingas, is located in the historic city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Mahakaal lingam at this temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is believed to be self-manifest, drawing currents of Shakti (strength) from within itself. A towering spire (shikhara) with complex and magnificent carvings adorns […]

The 12 Jyotirlingas of India | The Sacred Shrines of Lord Shiva’s

Jyotirlingas of India, Varanasi

Lord Shiva’s divine places, where he resides in many incarnations, are known as Jyotirlingas. This word’s meaning is similar to that of the previous one. ‘Jyoti’ means ‘light,’ also known as ‘radiance,’ and lingam or linga means sign,’ or ‘picture.’   Jyotirlinga literally means “Radiant Signs of Lord Shiva.” There are currently 12 primary Jyotirlingas […]

Anahata Chakra – The Divinity of Heart Chakra | 2 ways to unblock Heart Chakra

Anahata Chakra - Heart Chakra

The Anahata Chakra (Heart Chakra) is located near the heart in the centre of the chest. Chakras are supposed to provide subtle energy that aids in the optimal functioning of your organs, mind, and intellect. Two star-shaped, stacked triangles are depicted in its symbolic representation. The Heart Centre is also the seat of emotions and […]

Best Places to do Pind Daan in India | 14 Mystical Places of India

Pind Daan in Gaya

What is Pind Daan?   According to Hindu holy texts, a pind is a round object. This is how pind daan earned its name, as food cooked in the shape of a round ball is served to the soul by his or her relatives at shradh karma.   Pind is formed from kneading rice or […]