Duration : 1-2 days
Rituals of SHRADDH – (Penance to Ancestors) this ritual is unique to Hinduism where people pay respect, homage to their ancestors and pray that the soul of their ancestors lives in peace. It is believed to be one of the most sacred duty of generations to do penance of ancestors regularly. The importance of shraddh can be seen in the scriptures of Garuda Puran and kurmpuran among many others. Even though it can be performed at many places, pind daan performed at Gaya has its own cultural importance.
Shraddh in Gaya
As per the narration in Vayapuran, once there was a demon named Gayasur who troubled every living being around him. Survival of generations was getting increasingly difficult with the demon around. So everyone prayed to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu came down in his form and destroyed Gayasur. After his defeat gayasur realised his mistakes did penance for his acts and meditated, pleased by this Lord Vishnu agreed to fulfill his one desire. Gayasur asked him that I want to be remembered for something good. Gayasur desired that whoever comes in touch with him (angel or demon, insect, sinner, saint or sage, evil spirit) should find salvation and thus purified of all sins can then proceed to vaikunth (abode of Lord Vishnu).
We have a dedicated team of qualified pandits for performing shraddh and we perform it following all the correct ritualistic way. We do the pind daan in vishnu padh, akshay padh, ved sheela, ghat sheela and phalgu.