Pind Daan Puja

Pind Daan Puja is a traditional Hindu ritual for the peace and freedom of dead ancestors' souls. That ritual helps souls achieve moksha (freedom from the cycle of rebirth). It can also be performed on specific tithi (dates), such as Amavasya (no moon day) or during Shradh.

Pind Daan Puja Samagri

Pind Daan Puja requires the following Samagri:

  • Kusha Grass
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Barley Flour
  • Rice
  • Ghee
  • Honey
  • Milk
  • Flowers
  • Tulsi Leaves
  • Darbha Grass
  • Panch amrita
  • Betel Leaves and Nuts
  • Fruits
  • White Thread
  • Chandan

Pind Daan Puja Vidhi

First, take a bath and wear clean clothes. Then, gather what you need. Pray to God, especially Lord Ganesha. Make small balls (pindas) with barley flour, rice, sesame seeds, ghee, honey and milk. Put these on a plate or piece of grass, offering them to your ancestors while praying. Use water with sesame seeds while chanting your ancestors' names: light incense and kapoor for aarti. Finally, distribute the prepared food and fruits to your family and Brahmins.

Pind Daan Puja Cost

The cost depends on various factors. Doing it at home is more affordable than at religious sites. You'll also need to consider the fees for hiring a pandit and the cost of puja samagri.

Pind Daan Rules

Usually, the oldest son or a male relative performs the ritual, ideally during Pitru Paksha or Amavasya, but you can choose specific dates. Stay clean by avoiding non-vegetarian food and alcohol. You can do the ritual at home or in religious places like Gaya, Varanasi, or Allahabad. Just remember to chant the given mantras sincerely.

Pind Daan Puja Benefits

Doing Pind Daan helps ancestors find peace and achieve Moksha. It brings peace to their souls and prosperity to your family. It also removes Pitru Dosha and gives you spiritual satisfaction by fulfilling your responsibilities towards your ancestors.

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