What is the importance of Gaya pind daan? We will explain in details in this article.
Gaya Pind Daan
Pind daan as per Hindu belief is the ritual to offer prayers and food to the departed souls of the family member.
On the occasion Pitru Paksha Mela, numerous devotees across the world visit Gaya to offer pind daan to pay homage to the departed souls.
Pitru Paksha Mela is a religious gathering for the period of 16 days September – August in the monsoon season.
Pind daan is performed by the eldest son or any other male members in the family. In some cases, where it is not possible for male members to perform this karma, female members can do this ritual.
Here is the video of Pandit Jagdish Shyam Das of Iskcon explaining in detail about pind daan.
Types of pind daan
Below are some kinds of pind daan one performs during pind daan under the guidance of pandits and soothing mantras.
PITRU DOSH NIVARAN
Tarpan karma, praying pitra by offering clothes, food, and respect to Brahmins. This is performed if anybody has pitra dosh in the Kundli to get rid of the ill effect of this dosha.
For someone who died unnaturally, like in an accident, TIRPINDI SHRADH is performed for the peace of the departed soul.
This pooja is performed for those who have Kalsharpyog Dosh in the kundli. This dosh can bring a threat to health and finance to one’s life.
KALSHARPYOG pooja becomes mandatory for those who want to get rid of this dosha for peace and prosperity in life.
Online Shradh: For those who are unable to visit Gaya for pind daan
Online shradh or pind daan is done when people are unable to visit Gaya Ji for any reason like a heavy work schedule or recent lockdown situation.
In the era of the Internet and technology, no task is difficult to achieve if one has a pure desire. People now in some cases like recent pandemic situations around the globe are using the internet to pay homage to the departed souls.
We have arranged an online pind daan facility for people unable to visit Gaya Ji for Shradh Karma.
Pind daan pandits in Gaya Ji
We at Iskcon Gaya has already arranged pandits who are well experienced for the shradh Karma.
Pandits can help you perform the puja with all the necessary things required for the rituals.
Let us know if you are looking to visit Gaya Ji for pind daan. You can contact Iskcon Gaya management here.
We will help you arrange brahmins, accommodation, and food for your visit to Gayaji for pind daan.
Read more about how ISKCON can help you with pind daan here.
Author: Anubhav Kumar