Importance of Pinda-daan
जीवतो वाक्यकरणात झयायेभूरीभोजनात / गयायां पिंड दानाच्च त्रिभिपुत्रस्य पुत्रता
Meaning : Obeying our parents life long, giving food in the shraaddha and performing Shraddha in Gaya Kshetra are the three qualities which a son can be proud of
श्राद्धानिपुष्टिकामाश्च ये करिष्यन्ति मानवाः
Meaning : Invoking our forefather as per scriptures and performing pind-daan is the meaning of the Shraaddha. Whoever performs shraaddha and pleases their forefathers they will gain the good wishes from all pitrus
आयु किर्ती बलं तेजो धनं पुत्रं पशुं स्रियः ।
Meaning : one gets long life, fame, strength, brightness, wealth, progeny, animals, women (wife) and health by appeasing the pitrus and they protect our family. Hence, one should perform shraaddha.
मत्प्रसादातअवाप्नोति शाश्वतम पदमव्ययं ।
Meaning : The soul obtains a permanent place by the grace of the “Parmatma.” When satweek soul is in the mother’s womb then it has “Aparoksha Jnana” and it continuously praises the God when he thinks of his past Punya & Paapa and the happiness and sorrow arising out of them. When the soul leaves his body at the time of death and the body is burned at that time, he acquires a subtle body. And experiences the fruits (Karma Fal) of his deeds.
गयायां पिंडतोयेन पितृ मुक्ति च हेतवे
And by performing the pind-daan in Gaya Kshatra the soul get Akshaya fal and is freed from the Ghost state . In Gaya the shraaddha is perform at all times. There is no restriction of time and date for shraaddha in Gaya, be it Adhik maas, even if Guru & Shukra are asta (Ast), be it birthday or birth month or even eclipses.
Auspicious Day for Gaya Sraddha or Pind Dan at Gaya
Importance: Gaya was so holy that he had the power to absolve the sins of those who touched him or looked at him; after his death many people have flocked to Gaya to perform Shraddha sacrifices on his body to absolve the sins of their ancestors. Gods and goddesses had promised to live on Gayasur's body after he died, and the hilltop protuberances of Gaya are surrounded by temples to various gods and goddesses.
What is Pinddaan?
Where to perform Pind Daan ?
Bank of the Holy River “Ganga” anywhere in India. But as per India mostly people perform pind-daan at Gaya Bihar.
Imporatance of Gaya Sraddha or Pind Daan and PitraDosh Nivaran
It would be incumbent upon all sons to offer PIND (oblations) for the salvation of the soul of their ancestors. The soul could be freed from the agonies of Hell and sent to Heaven by performing Gaya-Shraddha or Pind Daan in GayaJi. From our Hindu Mythology,Its is believed that if any person departed from the earth,her soul is wandering in earth here and there,and they did not get peace untill his any family member is not visited gaya for performing Gaya Sraddha or pinda daan for him, and it is also believed that if any person sacrifice his life by any means then he or she first of all enter the Preth yoni then enter the pitar yoni and after doing pind daan or Gaya sraddha they got moksha under the foot of Lord Vishnu in Gaya,And it is also signifies in padma puran,Garud puran, and shri Bhagwat Gita. and it is neccesaary to perform Gaya sraddha or pind daan in Gaya from our Hindu Mythology .
Departed person had in search of that his family member will do the Gaya sraddha for me after the yearly sraddha .And if the Gaya sraddha is not done after the yearly sraddth of any person then the soul of person is not get peace and wandering in the universe,and the soul will give cursh to her family member and creating different types of difficulties to her parents or childrens like losses in business regularly,sickness of any people regularly,e.t.c and create difficulties in any type of Good Work,This is known as Pitra Dosh, so,from Hindus Mythology,any people of the family have to perform Gaya sraddha or pind daan in Gaya for Pitra Dosh Nivaran ,And the every people who is belonging from Hindu culuture have to perform Gaya sraddha or pind daan in Gaya for the salavation of their ancestors or to give peace to their ancestors and to send their ancestors under the foot of lord Vishnu. After doing Gaya sradddha or pind daan in gaya all the difficulties which their ancestors is creating are removed because the souls of their ancestors get moksha or peace under the foot of lord Vishnu,And their ancestors blessed him as well as help in the progress of the family.Besides Rama,other Mythological personalities who visited Gaya for the pind daan purpose are the Raja yudhistra,Bhisma Pitamaha, Marichi(Brahma’s son) and others.
Ekodrishti Shradh: Ekodrishti Shradh means that it should complete in one day only. It is done on three important vedies (place of sharadh) Falgu River,Vishnupad Vedi and Akshay Vat vedi except abnormal death.
Vrihad Shradh: Vrihad Shradh means that it should complete on 54 vedies which is mention in above where that pilgrims have to performed Pind Daan