Pind daan in

Varanasi

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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Apart from Pind daan, Varanasi is also famous for performing Asthi Visarjan, Tarpan & Shradh. Click below to know more-

Frequently Asked Questions:

It is widely assumed that the Ganges, or Ganga, is sacred in its origin and has the capacity to wash away deadly sin. According to Hindu legend, the geological anomaly may be observed in the directional flow of the river, which is only present in Kashi, a section of modern-day Varanasi. 

An narrative of a fight between Lord Shiva and the powerful river might explain the legend of Lord Shiva halting the Ganges. The energy of the holy river was brutally fierce as it approached the celestial city of Kashi, prompting Lord Shiva to smash his trident, or the Trishul, into its course, thereby halting it just before it went over the city’s boundary.

It is thought that everyone who dies in Kashi achieves salvation, or Moksha, and is liberated from the cycle of rebirth. It is stated that even if one dies elsewhere, as long as the final rites are done here, one is promised salvation. In the absence of this, the least effort necessary to achieve this goal is the immersion of the deceased’s final remains in the holy Ganges, even if the last rituals were performed elsewhere.

According to legend, the location derives its divinity from an occurrence that occurred in ancient times. A demon, or Pishach, came in front of Valmiki, who resided nearby. The demon admitted to living a wicked life on the banks of the sacred Godavari. As a result, he was sentenced to the Pishach Yoni, and he sought repentance. The Pishach gained Mukti after following Valkmiki’s instructions, which included prayer and procession in the Vimal Kund.

Since then, the water feature has been referred to as Pishachmochan Kund or Pishachmochan Talab, and it has had particular importance for the redemption of the deceased.

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.

Pind Daan can be practised at a variety of locales in Varanasi, including Dasaswamedh Ghat, Panchganga Ghat, Varuna Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, and Assi Ghat.

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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. 

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.