Pind Daan in Gaya: Importance and Rituals

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This is the Hindu belief that after the death, soul of human being still remain in this materialistic world. Just because of the loss of body (due to death) someone can not detach himself / herself from this world. The pull of Love, kindness, affection for his / her family, friends, relatives etc. and the affinity for the materialistic world prevent him to go for the extreme and ultimate departure. As a result, being a bodiless state that man (without body) gets pain. He wants to do many things but can not. They can not or even do not want to make themselves free from this materialistic world. ‘PIND Dan’ according to Hindu Belief Gives them an ultimate relief and paves the way for their departure to the ultimate world of Peace.
Pind Daan Puja
Gaya is extremely Holy place for offering of Pinds. Pinds are offered in personalised way on your behalf on the Foot print of Lord Vishnu, on Akshya Bot and beside the River Falgu maintaining proper Hindu religious customs so that the Departed soul of the Dead persons rest in peace permanently. In many cases it is happened that if someone is died unnaturally (unnatural death due to accident, suicide, murder or get killed) then his/her unsatisfied spirit can not go to the super natural world (his / her “Atma” i.e. soul do not get ‘Mukti’ – freedom) and comes to this materialistic world again and again and sometimes try to frighten people in many ways.
Process in Pind Daan in Gaya
Auspicious Day for Gaya Sraddha or Pind Dan at Gaya
Pind Dan can be done all the year but it is better to perform Gaya sradha or Gaya PindDan during auspicious 18days pitri paksh mela or 7days, 5days, 3days or 1day amawasya with krishana paksh in any month. The auspicious 18 days Tri paksha sraddha or Pitripaksha mela,that is considered best days for offering oblations to the departed forefathers or any departed Family members,And this Auspicious 18days comes in every year in the month of September or October.And, An estimated 10 laces to 15 laces pilgrims arrive in the Gaya city during the Pitripaksh Mela for GayaJi sraddha or Pind Dan Earlier pind Dan was performed around the year. There were 360 platforms where pind Dan was done with wheat and oat flour mixed with dried milk. Pind Dan is also performed symbolically with mud balls. Presently pind Dan is performed at Vishnu temple, Akshay,Vat,Phalgu and Punpun river, Ramkund, Sitakund, Brahm Mangalpuri, Kagbali, and with the five pilgrimages they together make 48 platforms where pind Dan is performed.
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Rituals performs (1) Snana and sankalpa (2) Pind Dan (3) Tarpan
The auspicious 18 days Pitri paksha sraddha or Pitripaksha mela,that is considered best days for offering oblations to the depared forefathers or any departed Family members,And this Auspicious 18days comes in every year in the month of September or October.And, An estimated 10 laces to 15 laces pilgrims arrive in the Gaya city during the Pitripaksh Mela for GayaJi sraddha or Pind Dan Earlier pind Dan was performed around the year. There were 360 platforms where pind Dan was done with wheat and oat flour mixed with dried milk. Pind Dan is also performed symbolically with mud balls. Presently pind Dan is performed at Vishnu temple, Akshay,Vat,Phalgu and Punpun river, Ramkund, Sitakund, Brahm Mangalpuri, Kagbali, and with the five pilgrimages they together make 48 platforms where pind Dan is performed.
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