About Narayan Bali Shraddha Rituals in PitriPaksha in India

Meaning of Narayan Bali Shraddha:

Narayan Bali means unnatural/ abnormal death like accident/suicide/Natural calamities or death by fasting, by animals, by arson, by a curse, by cholera or any unusual disease, by snake bite, struck by lightning, murder etc.

Narayan Bali Shraddha-A Shraddha for unnatural death :

For all these people there is neither ritual for cremation, nor tarpana, nor sraddha nor ashaucham. Narayan Bali consists of the same ritual as a Hindu funeral.

How to do Narayan Bali Shraddha Rituals in PitriPaksha?

A dummy body mostly made of wheat dough is used. Vedic Mantras are chanted to invoke such lost souls. The ritual makes them possess the dummy body which is later set alight. The pyre causes the soul to liberate and transcend.

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Why to hire priest for Narayan Bali Shraddha?

One should consult a good Brahmin for Narayan Bali Puja to relieve the dead person's soul and to help reach its destination i.e. Yamaloka. This is not fix trends that is followed, but it changes from place to place, but motive is same.

Who can perform Narayan Bali Shraddha?

This rituals is performed by family of those people who have not completed that ritual (means cremation) so that particular soul called prêt atma (means that not get any liberation) should reach its destination i.e. Yamaloka.

Problems faced by family when Narayan Bali Shraddha is not done:

If any person died as mention above, then that family member can get below type of problem

  • Saririk Problem : like getting fever all the time
  • Mental Problem: Always get mental problem
  • Family Problem: Always get family problem
  • Economic Problem: Always get economic problem

Purpose to do Narayan Bali :

Main purpose to do this ritual of Narayan Bali is to get soul from prêt yoni to Pitri Yoni i.e. final destination (Yamaloka)