Last Rites, Pinda Daan at Nashik

Damodhar Maharaj Nashik

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.

Four on the way for last rites at Kasara Station

 

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)

 

Nasik-Road-Station-Water-Tank

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.

Ram Ghat, Ram Kund, Sai Kiran Dham

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.

List of Bhramans for Sindhi last rite at Ram Ghat, Nashik


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.

Damodhar Maharaj Nashik

Damodar Maharaj for Sindhi Last Rites, Kriya Karam at Ram Kund, Nashik, Maharashtra


Indian Genealogy Script keswani family, rohri

Keswani Family Genealogy Records in Indian Script at Nashik

Board at Panchvati, Ghodavari River, Nashik

Wall scripted with details on significance of Nashik Priyag.

Pind Preparation from Wheatflour

Flowers For Kirya Karam

Nasik Pinda Daan Preparation

Pinda Daan preparation and pujaPinda Pravahan in Godhavari River, Ram Ghat, Panchvati, Nashik

Pinda Daan Offering to Cow

Offering for Cow, Gau mata

Jal offering to Pipal Tree

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.

Vaibhav Shingne, Tirth Purohit, Ram Ghat, Nashik

Mahendra Parashar, Tirth Purohit, Ram Ghat, Nasik

10 Comments

  1. sir

    I would like to perform my mother’s punna thithi, annual ceremony at Nashik. Kindly guide me regarding this. How much I have to pay for this ceremony. What will be charges for performance and annaprasadam cost. How much I have to pay meals per day.

  2. My beloved mother has breathed her last on 20th April 2020 at Mumbai and the cremation was done as prescribed and guided by learned pandit. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, other rituals are postponed as suggested by the learned ones. We belong to Kannada smartha brahmins, followers of Shringeri Yajurveda school. We would like to know whether any arrangement can be made in Nashik for completing the rituals from 9th day ceremony until 14th day (vykuntha) as per our customs which shall include staying arrangement for self(kartr) and my wife.

  3. Can we get any contact number of Damodar Maharaj. He is our Maharaj, but we don’t have his contact details.

  4. Maharaj Ji,
    Can we reach on 7 th may 2021 Friday to perform 10 th day rituals.

    We will be coming from Mumbai

    Please provide further information & guidance

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