Pind daan in

Ayodhya

What is Pind daan?

Pind Daan is a Hindu ceremony in which Hindus pay homage to their ancestors by performing Hindu dharma rituals. Anyone can perform religious rituals on your behalf, according to the Garuda Purana and numerous religious books.

It would be deemed a success, and you would receive full credit as if you had carried out the tasks yourself. ‘Pind Daan’ prepares the deceased’s soul for its final exit from this world.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

According to Hindu mythology, Ayodhya is the birthplace of Rama (Lord Vishnu’s seventh incarnation) and one of the most sacred sites on the globe. It is about 10 kilometres from Faizabad city, on the bank of the river Saryu (Ghaghara). At the time of Buddha, Ayodhya was also known as Saket. Hanumangarhi, Nageshwarnath, Devkali, Kanakbhavan, and other temples are well-known in the area. The city is decked with lights and flowers during the Ramnavami celebration (the birth day of Lord Ram) and draws worshippers from all over the world.

Pind daan at Ayodhya can be performed by a widow, son or daughter of person whose shradh is performed at Ayodhya. Children (sons) and other male relatives, such as brothers, fathers, and grandchildren, are frequently called upon to conduct the Pind Daan. When there are no male relatives who are ready or able to carry out Pind Daan, female relatives such as daughters and mothers can carry it out.

During the Pitrupaksh season, pilgrims from all across India come to Ayodhya to conduct Pind Daan on the banks of the river Saryu. 

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.

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). 

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. 

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.