Asthi Visarjan Puja

Asthi Visarjan Puja is a Hindu ritual that involves placing the Asthi of a deceased person into a holy river. This ceremony is regarded as an important component of the last ritual in Hindu tradition because it represents the complete separation of the soul from the physical body and helps in achieving Moksha.

Asthi Visarjan Vidhi

The family collects the Asthi in Kalash and puja items, chooses an opportune time and travels to a holy river like Ganga. They take a Sankalp under the guidance of a pandit, summon deities and ancestors and offer flowers, sandalwood paste and incense. The Asthi are then submerged in water with prayers. Following that, they offer tarpan (water) and pray for the soul's peace, showing respect and helping the soul's journey to the afterlife.

Some popular places for Asthi Visarjan in India are:

  • Haridwar (Uttarakhand)
  • Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu)
  • Allahabad (Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh)
  • Nashik (Maharashtra)
  • Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Pushkar (Rajasthan) Gaya (Bihar)

Asthi Visarjan Rules

When performing the Asthi Visarjan Puja at Haridwar or anywhere in India, it's important to follow specific rules.

  • Place a red cloth over the Kalash and keep the Asthi inside.
  • Do not place the Kalash on the ground while travelling to Tirth Sthal.
  • Usually keep a white dhoti so that you can do the Asthi visarjan puja at Haridwar.
  • Find an experienced pujari who is an expert in all the rituals and the right procedure for doing the asthi visarjan puja.

Asthi Visarjan Puja Cost

The cost for the Asthi Visarjan puja starts at Rs. 2500.

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