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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.

Pind Daan Vedis inside Vishnupad Temple:

Pind Vedi NamePlace
Brahma padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Dakshinaagni padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Garhyapatyaagni padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Aahwanyaragni padSambhyaagni pad
Awasthayaagni padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Surya padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Kartikya padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Indra padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Agast padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Kanwan padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Chandra padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Ganesh padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Kaach padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Maatang padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Kasyap padVishnuPad Temple Circile
Gajakarna padVishnuPad Temple Circile
SitakundOn the Bank of Falgu River (East side) in front of Deoghat
RamgayaOn the Bank of Falgu River (East side) in front of Deoghat
Gaya seerVishnuPad Samshan Ghat
Gaya kupVishnuPad Temple Circile
Mund PristhaOn Karsili Hill
Aadi gayaOn Karsili Hill
Dhaut PadDakshin Gate
WaitraniDakshin Gate
Bheem GayaManglagauri
Akshay watMaranpur
GadalolNear akshay Wat
Gaytri GhatNear Brahmni Ghat
Rudra padVishnuPad Temple Circile

Pind Daan Vedis around Gaya city:

Pind Vedi NamePlace
PunpunPunpun Ghat Station in Gaya – Patna Railway
GodawariOn the Way to Manglagauri
Falgu RiverFrom Dev Ghat to Pitamaheswar
PretseelaUnderneath of Pretshila Hill
BrahmakundUnderneath of Pretshila Hill
RamsheelaNear Panchayati Akhara
KakwaliNear Ramsheela Hill
UttarmanasPitamaheswar Mohalla
DakhinmanasSurya Kund in Vishnupad Area
UdichiSurya Kund in Vishnupad Area
KankhalSurya Kund in Vishnupad Area
JihwalOn the bank of Falgu River near Vishnupad Temple
Gadhadhar VediVishnuPad Temple Circile
Sharswati VediEast side of Amba village in Gaya – Bodhgaya road
Brahma SarowarMaranpur
AamrasechanNear Manglagauri Temple
TarakbarahmNear Manglagauri Temple

Pind Daan Sarowars in Gaya:

Name of Sarowar
Brahma Sarowar
Waitarani Sarowar
Rukmini Talab

Frequently Asked Questions:

Not only will practising pind daan at Gaya ensure a happy afterlife, but it is also claimed that individuals who conduct Pind Daan from Gaya enjoy excellent health and prosperity, according to Hindu mythology. For PindDaan, there’s no better location to visit than Gaya, the city where it all began. Lord Rama visited Gaya 12 lakhs years ago to do pind daan for his deceased fathers Dasaratha. Gayapuri is the name given to the location in the Mahabharata.According to the Vayu Purana, Gaya was the name of a demon (Asura) whose body became righteous after he conducted strict penance and received blessings from Vishnu.Gaya Kshetra, it was believed, will continue to be the name of the Gayasura’s corpse. 

The Pind Daan performed in Gaya is also said to be a personal manner of making sacrifices on Lord Vishnu’s footprints, guaranteeing that all of our ancestors’ departed souls rest in peace forever.

Pind daan in gaya can be performed by a widow, son or daughter of person whose shradh is performed in gaya. 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.

Pind daan can be done almost anywhere in Gaya. Here we have presented a list of all the Vedis where you can perform Pind daan. You can perform Pind daan at any one of these vedis or on multiple vedis as per your choice or as mentioned by the Pandit ji.

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.