Rituals Performed in Kashi

pandits in kashi

A holy dip in river Ganga, meditative repetition of mantra or divine name, pouring in fire, death, and worship of deities in Kashi are considered to be unfailing.

In Hinduism, Varanasi rituals inculcate devotion and bring God and spirituality in the lives of human beings. When you visit Varanasi to get the blessings from Lord Shiva, you should perform certain rituals in Kashi like pind daan in Kashi, Abdikam in Varanasi, etc. right from morning to evening with the best pandit services in Varanasi.  Major types of Hindu rituals include life-cycle rituals (samskara), especially childbirth, marriage, death and ancestor rituals; worship and prayer (puja); Vedic fire sacrifices (yagnya, homa); collective and individual festivals (utsava) and processions (yatra, tirtha yatra); and individual vows (vrata).

If you perform major rituals in Kashi, it is also meant as giving of a gift (dana). Mostly the rituals in Kashi more or less are performed with a motive to fulfill one’s dharma, repay certain debts (Rin) or obligations. In our Hindu Dharma, one can go through four types of Rin (obligations/debts) that a person acquires and it is very important to repay in a lifetime.

Varuna cha nadi chasi tayormadhye Varanasi

Atra snanam japo homam maranam devapujanam

Four types of Rin (obligations/debts)

Parents put their heart and soul for a child’s birth and his/her upbringing. They take care of their children with intense love and care and raise them up. So, in order to repay this debt, it is very important for children to take care of their parents when they get old and need help. After their death, they are obliged to perform their Antyeshti Sanskar according to Vedic scriptures and perform Shradh, Pind Daan in Varanasi, Pitra Dosh Nivaran Puja in Varanasi, etc. for the spiritual progress of the departed souls. 

Different deities give us food, water, fire, air and provide many other necessities of life, for us to be able to live a normal material life. To absolve ourselves of this Rin, we need to donate items of sustenance to the less fortunate ones amongst us. Devakaryas in Varanasi are to be conducted to please gods for helping us to lead a good moral life.

It is a major obligation towards the sages who benefited us with the spiritual knowledge, Acharyas who translated the texts for us, teachers who made us knowledgeable by their training. However, this debt is repaid by propagating the acquired knowledge or traditions to as many people as possible in the realm of matter or spirit.

We should be grateful to God who gave us life. When a baby is born, it is compared to god as it is devoid of worldly attributes. As we grow in our life, our ‘negative’ quotient tends to grow or rise high. To repay this Rin, all that the Almighty asks of us is to come back to Him with the mindset that he sent us with – impeccably clean, serene and free of any negativity. It inspires us not to acquire any negative karmic bonds and to reduce the already present negativity in our lives.  So, in order to reach the stage where we can repay God’s Rin by returning to him, with the soul in pristine condition.

In order to fulfill one’s duties or repay the debts, a person must perform hindu rituals with the best pandits for pitru karyas in varanasi, devakaryas, Brahman Bhoj, Sadhu Bhojan, Annadananam and other charitable acts for the goodwill of self, family, and society as a whole.