Tripindi Pooja is a Hindu ritual performed in Trimbakeshwar, a town located in the Nashik district of Maharashtra, India. The ritual is performed to rid a person of the influence of negative energies or spirits, and to bring peace and prosperity to the individual. It is believed that the ritual has the power to rectify the wrongdoings of an individual and bring about a positive change in their life.
The ritual involves a series of puja (worship) ceremonies and the offering of various sacred items to the gods. It is typically performed by a qualified and trained priest, who guides the individual through the various ceremonies and rituals. The ritual can take anywhere from three to seven days to complete, depending on the specific circumstances and the needs of the individual.
Trimbakeshwar is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, and is home to one of the twelve jyotirlingas (sacred lingas of light) in India. The town is located at the source of the Godavari River, which is considered to be one of the holiest rivers in India. Tripindi Pooja is one of the many rituals that are performed at Trimbakeshwar, and is considered to be an important and powerful ritual for those seeking spiritual purification and enlightenment.
What is Tripindi Pooja?
Pind Daan, also known as Tripindi Shraddha, is a practise that is conducted to the ancestors of the last three generations. This treatment is undertaken when normal Shraddh has been suspended for three consecutive years due to a variety of circumstances. A Tripindi Shraddh is a ritual that is performed in the same manner as any other Shraddh, which is to serve food and water to the Pitru devatas. This includes presenting food and water to the spirits of one’s deceased parents and ancestors. In certain circles, this is also referred to as Tripindi Shanti Vidhi.
The purpose of conducting Tripindi shraddha is not limited to only giving impetus for the further journey of souls that have not found appropriate freedom and torturing members of the family who have survived. In other words, the purpose of this practise is to facilitate the attainment of Moksha for the souls that are now bound inside the underworld.