Ban Ganga River, Kangra

By the banks of Ban Ganga River, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

I’m sure all of us would have seen death in our families. To assuage the pain, we perform sorrowful rituals. One of them, according to the Sanatam Dharma, is the pind-daan.

Five balls of dough are made and placed at five places - the place of death, the door of the house, the resting place half way to the cremation ground, next to the pyre and the kukshi - sthan (next to the arm of the departed). By doing this we ensure peace for the freed soul. It’s a humbling experience.

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