It is said in Hindu Mythology that to relieve the soul from body and transmigrate peacefully. It is must for salvation of the departed souls. It is necessary to perform Pindha Dhaan at few of the selective places in India. Pinda dhaan in India is performed at Haridwar, Varansi, Gaya, Allahabad, Nashik.
The eldest son, is the prime carrier of the descendants of an aatma, so customarily, it’s been fixed for the eldest and subsequent in hierarchy to do it.
We went to Nashik, Maharashtra for Pindha Dhaan on eleventh day (18-Jun-2011) of our grandfather’s demise. This is the place most of our ancestors or our grandfather’s siblings has done the Pinda Dhaan. (We really don’t know where were Pinda Dhaan done in Sindh prior to 1947)
This is kind of prominent monument clearly visible when you land at Nashik Station.
Buses are easily available from Nashik Road Station to Panchvati every 15 minutes. They don’t cost much, however if you would like to take autorikshah, you need to bargain for anywhere less than Rs. 100.
For Sindhis there is special arrangement made at Ram Ghat at Panchvati, where group of bhrhamans serve to Sindhi communities. They have all the records of our ancestors who visited Nasik in the past for Pinda Daan or other rituals.
All you need to give is your native village from Sindh like (Rohri, Sakkar, Larkano, Shikarpur etc) and your surname. Alternatively if you remember your nukh (caste). They can bring out all your family history records archived with them. There is separate bhraman allocated based on caste and village. Our grandfather was from Rohiri and nukh (caste) is Kukreja. So we found that Pandit Damodar Maharaj was taking care of our ancesstors records. He only organized our Pinda Daan Puja.
Damodar Maharaj for Sindhi Last Rites, Kriya Karam at Ram Kund, Nashik, Maharashtra
Keswani Family Genealogy Records in Indian Script at Nashik
Wall scripted with details on significance of Nashik Priyag.
Pinda Daan preparation and puja
Pinda Pravahan in Godhavari River, Ram Ghat, Panchvati, Nashik
Offering for Cow, Gau mata
Pinda Daan Explaination by Shri Vaibhav Shingne
Shri Vaibhav Shingne and Shri Upendra Parashar are two young generation Tirth Purohits, who are using innovative computer technologies to preserve Genealogy information.