Pinda daan on Mauni Amavasya 2018

Pinda daan during Mauni Amavasya or Magh Amavasya (as North Indian calendars) and Pushya Amavasya (as per Hindu calendars except North Indian calendars) is considered auspicious for rituals for Pitru Tharpan and rites of Shraddha. Mauni Amavasya is also known as ‘Mini Pitru Paksha. In 2018, Mauni Amavasya date is January 16. Thousands of people […]

Pinda daan by a Japanese woman at Gaya

Hinduism and its rich culture are attracting many foreigners to observe the Pujas and rituals associated with Hinduism. Many religions don not believe in the concept of rebirth or restroring peace for departed souls. Hinduism firmly accepts the ritual of Pitru Shraddh and Pinda daan to dead ancestors. Foreigners visit Hindu temples and other tourism […]