Rituals in Varanasi
According to Hindu scriptures, it is very important to pay homage to our deceased ancestors before worshipping God. Varanasi or Kashi, the holy land is known for various Hindu rituals where pilgrims visit to pay homage to Lord Shiva as well as our deceased ancestors.
Significance of Hindu Rituals in Varanasi
It is being said that performing certain Hindu rituals in Varanasi helps you to get rid of sins and attain salvation. So, every year, thousands of pilgrims make a visit to Kashi and take a dip in the holy waters of Ganga river in Varanasi.
In addition, the last rites also known as funeral rites for the dead are performed here. As per Hindu mythology, it is said that performing Pind Daan in Gaya, Varanasi or Allahabad helps the soul of the deceased ancestor attain mukthi from the cycle of rebirth.
Pilgrims also perform other Hindu rituals like Shradh in Varanasi, Ganga Puja, Asthi Visarjan in Varanasi, Homams and various other Devakaryas. Furthermore, certain rituals are also performed in other holy places like Pitrukaryas, Devakaryas, and Pind Daan in Gaya, Allahabad.
“Varanasi – the blessed holy land of India washes off all your sins if you perform Hindu rituals in Kashi with great devotion and faith. Varanasi is treated as the most auspicious place to die and scattering ashes of the cremated dead bodies helps them to attain liberation from the cycle of life and death”.