What is the importance of Gaya pind daan? We will explain in details in this article.
Before we start go further into discussing different topics about pind daan. Let me explain to you the importance of pind daan in Gaya.
Importance of 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.
PITRA 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 pind daan: For those who are unable to visit Gaya for shradh karma
Online 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.
Places for pind daan in Gaya.
Below is the list of places in Gaya for pind daan:
|Vishnupad Circle||Vedis||Sarovar in Gaya|
|Indra pad||Falgu River||Godawari|
|Brahma pad||Sharswati Vedi, Kaakbali||Rukmini Talab|
|Sitakund, Akshay wat||Gadhadhar Vedi||Brahma Sarowar|
|Gaytri Ghat,||Bodhitaru, Jihwal||Pitamaheswar|
When Pitra Paksha Mela in Gaya is organized?
Pitru Paksha is a 16 lunar day as per the Hindu calendar in which pind daan is done by the family members to the deceased.
Pitru paksha date 2020: 1 September 2020 to 16 September 2020
Pind daan starts from Bhadrapada and goes up to the next 16 days till Sarva Pitru Amavasya.
Pitra Paksha Mela: Watch this video below for more detail about pitra paksha
How to find pandits in Gaya Ji for pind daan?
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