Pitru Paksha 2023 Date and Time:The 15 days of the year dedicated to ancestors are called Pitru Paksha. It is said that during Pitru Paksha, Yamraj frees the souls of his ancestors so that he can accept Tarpan, Pind Daan from his family. This year Pitru Paksha will last from 29th September to 14th October.
It is believed that Pind Daan during Pitru Paksha period helps in showing enlightenment to the departed soul and leads them towards salvation but do you know who can do Pind Daan? How many Pinds are made in Pind Daan, its method and rules.
What is Pind Daan? (What is Pind Daan)
‘body’ The word means the spherical form of an object. Symbolically, the body is also called a body. Pinda is round shaped made of rice, barley flour, black sesame seeds and ghee which is donated. This is called Pind Daan.
Importance of Pind Daan in Pitru Paksha (Pitru Paksha Pind daan importance)
Doing Pind Daan of one’s dead relatives during Pitru Paksha is considered very important for happiness and prosperity. In religious texts, offering to ancestors has great importance to protect from ghosts after death. It is believed that the offerings made to the ancestors liberate them and they are freed from the ghostly world. It is believed that if Pind Daan is not performed then the souls of the ancestors remain sad and dissatisfied.
Can daughters do Pind Daan? (Women can do Pind Daan?)
According to Brahmavaivarta Purana, for the satisfaction of the soul, the eldest son performs Shraddha, Pinda Daan and Tarpan for his father and his descendants. To get rid of ancestral debt, it is necessary to donate Pind Daan of sons, but if a person does not have a son, then in such a case the daughter, wife and daughter-in-law of the family can donate the Shraddha and Pind of their father. style="text-align: justify;">Pind Daan Vidhi
The best time for Pind Daan is from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. For this, make balls from barley flour or khoya and mix cooked rice, milk, sugar, honey and ghee. Facing the south direction, worship the Pinda with flowers, sandalwood, sweets, fruits, incense sticks, sesame seeds, barley and curd. After performing Pind Daan, ancestors should be worshipped. After this, pick up the mass and float it in water. Provide food to Brahmins. Only after offering Panchabali food should the family members eat food.
How many Pinds are made in Pind Daan
According to religious beliefs, Shraddha for up to three generations is performed in Pitru Paksha. In Pind Daan, mainly the first three Pinds are made. Father, grandfather and great grandfather. If the father is alive then Pindas are made in the name of grandfather, great grandfather and great grandfather’s father.
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