Why to do Asthi Visarjan in Varanasi (Kashi)
Varanasi or Kashi, one of the oldest cities in the world is the home to the holy river ganga. It is believed that the river ganga flows straight to heaven after travelling from different cities and places. Performing asthi visarjan in Varanasi and in river ganga benefits the departed soul and takes it straight to heavens, also known as ‘Vaikuntha Dham’. It is thus, very beneficial to perform Asthi visarajan or Asthi Nimmanjan in Varanasi so as to provide Moksha to the departed soul.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)-
1. What is the procedure of Asthi Visarjan?
After completing the preparation for the poojan, pandit begins the poojan by reciting all the mantras mentioned in the hindu holy texts and customs. The person performing the asthi visarjan is requested to recite some of the mantras as told by the pandit. During this procedure, poojan samagri is offered to the asthi kalash. Before the immersion of asthis in ganga river, pandit ji asks the almighty to accept the poojan and provide moksha to the departed.
2. Who can perform Asthi Visarjan in Varanasi?
Asthi visarjan can be performed by the son, daughter, brother, sister, wife or husband of the departed soul. In case there is no one available in the family to carry out the poojan, then a friend or a pratinidhi can perform the rituals with the help of pandit. With the growth of digital age, one can perform the asthi visarjan poojan online, without even visiting at the poojan place physically. Prayag Pandits excels in providing online asthi visarjan poojan to anyone from any country.
3. Where to Perform Asthi Visarjan at Varanasi?
People travel to Varanasi or Kashi in search of redemption and forgiveness for all sins committed throughout their lifetime, which can be attained by bathing in the Ganges River for living mortals or having cremated remains immersed in the same river for deceased loved ones. Asthi visarjan can be performed at any ghat, but best ghat is raja ghat for performing such rituals.
4. On which day asthi visarjan should be done?
There are different days in different castes and states. Generally, it is best to perform it as soon as possible. Asthi visarjan laws are different in Orissa, when compared to north india. But as per the holy texts, the asthis must be collected and put in a kalash on the 3rd day, 7th day, 9th day. Before the 10th day, asthi visarjan should be performed.
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