Pinddaan in Allahabad
Allahabad is considered the sacred pilgrim place that every Hindu should visit at least once in a lifetime. Allahabad situated at Bank of the Holy River “Ganga” , Yamuna & ancient Sarasvati River also call Triveni Sangam. Pitripaksh Mela is being organised every year which starts from the day of "Anant Chaturdashi" of Bhadra Shuklapaksh according to the Hindi Calendar. This year the Mela starts on 11th September & will end on 27th September. This Mela is very important for religious, mythological & historical reasons. Large number of Pilgrims belonging to Sanatan Hindu religions come.
Importance of Pinddaan in Allahabad
Hindus believed that spirit of a dead father or mother hovers around without getting salvation till the son offers 'pind' .'Daan'. Pind can be offered in a process called 'sraddh' . Performing sraddh at Allahabad, especially during 'pitru paksh' is regarded as a very essential ritual to give salvation to the deceased souls.It is believed that the spirits of ancestors keep waiting for such 'pind daan' through the sraddh ceremony to be performed by their progeny. Once it is performed , the souls are satisfied and they get salvation (moksha). Till such time it is not performed , the dissatisfied souls hover around.Hence every Hindu considers it his duty to offer pind to his ancestors.