Kashi, also known as Varanasi, Varanasi is the holiest city and also oldest city in the world according to our vedic scriptures. These sacred writings are 3500 years ancient and are part of our sanatana dharma. After death performing final rituals at Varanasi is considered as more significant, and the life or soul will be revolving around the burning human remains and prayer. Everyday cremations and pind daan in kashi happen on the banks of the Ganges river. In both the Hindu afterlife, moksha is the end of the cycle of rebirth. To achieve moksha is to end suffering. It’s freedom from death.
Cremations on the Ganges River
It’s the greatest honor to be performing cremation and shradh puja in kashi/Varanasi. In fact, some people spend their entire life savings on cremation and pitru paksha. Since the city is so important to Lord Shiva, Hindus believe they’ll achieve moksha if they do cremation at Kashi/Varanasi. Even for those people who died due to a bad death like suicide or illness those solus also have chance to attain moksha—if they die in Varanasi.
History of Varanasi/ Kashi
There is a detailed illustration of Kashi in Skanda purana. Lord Skanda has narrated Skanda purana, also known as Kartikegryan to Rishi Agastya. In Skanda purana there are 100 adhyayas, 11000 and more slokas representing the geography of different temples, story of their architecture, introduction to various gods and goddesses of the temples, antiquity of the city and its cultural and traditional structure.
There is an ancient relation between Ganga, Kashi and Lord Shiva. There are several stories about Ganga Matha, the most meaningful one about Ganga’s pre-eminence to earth. According to puranas , Ganga river used to flow in the heavens. It was brought to earth by the atonement of a sage named Bhagirathi. He was the king of Kosala. He wanted to rescue his 60 thousand antecedents who were stuck in patala Loka.
According to Hindu tradition and belief, it is considered as more effective to perform last rites at Varanasi we have particular package for Varanasi rituals such as shradha pandit for Pitrukaryas, tarpanam for the deceased forefather pitru paksha rituals in the family with the best purohit services in Varanasi, so that the departed souls attain moksha.
Every year you can notice thousands of people performing different religious activities including Asthi Visarjan in Varanasi, Pinddaan in Varanasi, AnnaShraadh in Varanasi
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To pay back the debt of being born as a human being on this earth, all that the God asks of us is to come back to Him with the mentality that he sent us with –clean, peace and free of any negativity. It teaches us not to acquire any negative karma bonds and to cut down already presenting negativeness in our lives. So, in order to attain the stage where we can pay back God’s debt by returning to him, with the soul in natural condition.
In order to complete one’s duties or pay back the debts, a person must perform hindu rituals with the best pandits for pitru karyas in varanasi, devakaryas, Brahman Bhoj, Annadananam, Sadhu Bhojan and other dhan/ donation for the goodwill of family, self and society as a whole.
As per the purana in Ashwin month, God of death “yamraj” give the freedom to all the souls. So in that time all the souls can accept the food given by the childrens on the day of Shradh. And these 16 days are precious to perform shradh, tarpon for our father or ancestors every year. Tarpan in PitruPaksha is nothing but honoring and remembering our ancestors
As per the Hindu holy book, 12 types of Shradha are there.
Types of Shradh
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