Frequently Asked Questions
Pind daan is a holy ritual performedin the rememberance of the departed soul by the successors.
The last rite is done by the successor in order to provide salvation to the departed soul. The soul dwells around unsatisfied and unhappy trying to achieve those feelings which are not possible for his form. Hence, Pind Daan will show enlightenment to the soul and lead him towards Moksha.
Yes,you can perform the Pind daan of your father, if your mother is still alive.
Pind daan is conducted by the purohits/pandas over the banks of river in Gaya, Prayag & Varanasi. They conduct Ganga poojan, pinda poojan, tarpanam, sankalpam.
Yes, Pind daan is a ritual to provide an offering to our dead ones. It can be performed in the disguise of grandparents and father’s grandparents.
Pind daan can be done anytime while the whole year, but pitrupaksha a 18 day period before Navaratri is considered as holy time to conduct the ritual.
Pind daan is a holy ritual which is conducted after the cremation of an individual, it is an offering to our grands, so they can acquire sadgati (next stage of life after death).
Usually, if dead one don’t have any son, a kin’s son is allowed to carry out the last rites but daughter is not allowed to perform Pind daan in Hindu mythology.
Gaya, Bihar has a historical importance of performing Pind daan. Lord Ram, has performed the ritual in the disguise of his father Lord Dasharatha over the bank of Phalgu river and is preffered the most among us.