Lord Ram’s Birthplace
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.
Importance of performing pind daan in Ayodhya
In Ayodhya, pind daan is performed on the banks of Saryu. Seven Pinds or balls of rice mixed with wheat flour, honey and milk are prepared as offerings to the soul of the deceased and the ancestors and these are offered to the chanting of mantras. It is the moral duty of each Hindu to honor dead family members and conduct the Pind Daan in order to free the soul and give it peace.
It is believed that performing Pind daan in Ayodhya leads the departed soul to heaven. Pind daan in Ayodhya is performed at Ram ki paidi Ghat along Saryu River.