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Narayan Bali Poojan

It is conducted over many tirth places in India. It is a long 3 days poojan comprised of 5 priests or pandas.

The poojan is of conduct usually for the ancestor’s curse which is also called “Pitru Dosha” while Nag Bali is a way that enables a person to get rid of sin by killing a snake.

By having Narayan Bali Pooja performed, one can satisfy the unfulfilled worldly desires of the deceased souls, which could be bothering the progeny or relatives.

Narayan Bali Poojan
Priests performing Narayan Bali Poojan

Narayan Bali Pooja Vidhi

The poojan is similar to the funeral of the dead soul where an artificial body of wheat flour is used. If there is any soul of desired unfulfilled will be invoked. Through these rituals, they are able to possess the body made using wheat flour and the funeral liberates them to the other world.

The ritual consists of two important parts called Narayan Bali’ and Nag Bali, which are performed on the first and second day respectively. The third day is reserved for a ritual called Ganesh Pujan, Punya Wachan and Nag Pujan. The poojan also consists of 5 Gau-daan.


Narayan Bali Pooja- Shradh- Pind daan Poojan


Where to perform Narayan Bali Poojan

The rituals is been performed over tirth places in India. As tirth places are considered holy destinations to acquire moksha in life. Gaya & Prayagraj is considered as the holy place to conduct the poojan over the bank of river Ganga.

The poojan can also be performed at Trimbakeshwar in the Nashik District as it has significant importance.

Narayan Bali Puja is a ritual described in Garuda Purana which is performed in all cases of the unnatural death of a family member. Death can be by one of the following reasons :

  • Starvation
  • Animals
  • Accident
  • Arson
  • Curse
  • Epidemics such as Corona Virus or other diseases causing untimely death
  • Suicide,
  • Fall from a mountain, tree or any height,
  • Drowning,
  • Murder
  • Snakebite,
  • Lightning

It is also performed for the dead persons who were great sinners. For all these people there is neither ritual for cremation, nor tarpana, nor sraddha nor asaucham.

Narayan Bali consists of the same rituals as a Hindu funeral shortened to three days instead of the customary thirteen.

A Brahmin priest at Timbakeshwar experienced in conducting these rituals is engaged by the family performing the ritual. Five rituals are offered to Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Yama and Preta.

The ritual for Brahma is not known by Brahmins outside Trimbakeshwar. A dummy body mostly made of wheat dough is used.

Vedic Mantras are chanted to invoke such lost souls. It is believed that the ritual makes the souls of the dead possess the dummy body which is later set alight with the pyre supposed to let the soul be liberated and transcend.

Prayag Pandits provides the knowledgable priest/purohits over these Tirth places to conduct the poojan. The poojan package comprised of priest charges, poojan materials, any extra charges. For more details please contact us.


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