“As the only process of attaining mukti (freedom) from this cycle of birth and death, Pind Daan done helps in freeing the atma (spirit) of the dead to become free from this circle of rebirth.”
Courtesy- Shrimadbhagwatgita 1.42
Pinddaan is the only religious and spiritual process as per our Hindu Scriptures that helps in bringing peace to the restless deceased souls.
In Hindu belief, after the death, soul of human being still remain in this materialistic world. Just because of the loss of body (due to death) someone cannot detach himself / herself from this world. The pull of Love, kindness, affection for his / her family, friends, relatives etc. and the affinity for the materialistic world prevent him to go for the extreme and ultimate departure. As a result, being a bodiless state that man (without body) gets pain. He wants to do many things but cannot. They cannot or even do not want to make themselves free from this materialistic world. ‘PINDA DAAN’ according to Hindu Belief Gives them an ultimate relief and paves the way for their departure to the ultimate world of Peace. Pind daan is considered to be a mandatory rite believed to bring salvation to the departed souls. An obligation of all Devout Hindus.
With the ritual performed to pay homage to the deceased ancestors also called ‘Pitar’ as per our ancient texts, the religious and correct completion of this ritual helps the soul of the dead to attain Moksha (salvation).
Pind Daan Ceremony
The performing of pind-daan ceremony and ancestor?s puja as per the specific rituals at Gaya, Haridwar, Badrinath, Kurukshetra, Allahabad or any other specified place helps the soul of the departed in attaining salvation.
Moral Duties of All Hindus
Its moral duty of all persons to clear debts of their forefathers by doing Pind Daan that fulfills parental desires of departed souls. Further, it also wards off restless spirits that affect family members of the dead due to improperly done/half done last rites.
As per Hindu Vedas no work can be successfully performed or achieved -“without blessing of our Accestors.”