Gaya, in the Indian state of Bihar, is one of the cities in India that is revered for its religious significance. The Phalgu or Falgu river, flowing through Gaya, is regarded as one of the holiest rivers in Hinduism. The river is considered as the embodiment of Vishnu, as stated in the Vayu Purana. Pilgrims come to the holy place to perform the Hindu religious ritual for the dearly departed known as Pind Daan. For the living, taking a dip or bathing in the holy waters of the Phalgu is said to cleanse one of worldly sins. Pind Daan offered by the sacred waters will help the soul of the departed attain freedom from the cycle of rebirth, thereby achieving peace.
On the banks of Phalgu, there are approximately 48 platforms where Pind Daan can be performed by Brahmin pandits. The ritual can also be conducted at the Vishnu Temple on the site. During the ritual, the Hindu priests offer pind or balls made of rice or wheat flour, mixed with oats and dried milk. The ritual is said to assist the soul of the departed in attaining freedom from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth or what is known as mukti.
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