Garuda Purana Part 11 – Spindikrn

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~ When a man travels on the great path of one year after death, then he goes to the father’s world after being spind by son-grandson etc. At the end of the year, due to the union of the phantom-body with the Pitri-body, that phantom attains the ultimate speed.

~ After the death of the Gristha’s father, if the Spindikarna Shradh is not done, then no one can get married, so the son should be given the Spandikran. Even after doing this, for 12 months, Podsh Shradh should be done according to the rules.

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~ After the cremation of the deceased is done. Ekadash, Duadash, the phantom eats food on both these days. On both these days, whatever is given for the sake of the living being, it should be given with the word “phantom”, because it brings joy to the deceased. Whatever charity is given after doing Sapindikarna, it should be done by doing Naam-Gotra and Pitri-nimit. On the occasion of Phantom Duadash-sanskar, the host should donate 12 hours filled with water by making a resolution. Each verdhani (special type of water vessel) full of food and fruits, Lord Vishnu, Yamraj, Chitra Gupta should offer good luck to the brahmin.

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The ritual of Spindaal is completed after the unholy days, on the twelfth day, before or without fire.

process :
~ After taking a bath, after bathing the place of death with cow dung, by washing the feet of the idols of the established gods, by offering “Lai” to the Pitras, the son should take some water from Anachman.

~3,3   Offer “Lai” grains to Vasu Deva, Rudra, and Arka as your grandfather, and ancestors from them, and then to the deceased.

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~ Worship everyone with sandal chutney, basil leaves, incense, fragrant items, gifts etc.

~ Tribute given to the deceased, by dividing it into three parts with a gold bar, mix one, one part, well in others.

The spinda of the mother should be done with the grandmothers, and the spin of the father should be done with the grandfathers.

~ If the death of the father has happened while the grandfather is alive, then read 3  grains of Lai – homage should be given to the grandfather and his ancestors.

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~ On the death of the wife, if there is no son, the husband should perform the ritual with his mother-in-law and relatives.

~ Then brahmins should be donated full of food, dakshina, gifts and 12 gt of water.

~ Donate a bed by renouncing the clothes worn. The bed should be very valuable, equipped with all the means to provide happiness, umbrella, silver lamps, this Lord Narayana and Lakshmi ji idols, clothes, decorated with gems, mace, etc.

~ In the rituals of women, there should be red clothes, jewelry along with other items.

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~ Then place a brahmin with his wife, on the bed, in front of Narayan-Lakshmi ji, facing the north direction, worship Lakshmi-Narayan ji by wearing a garland of flowers, and chant, “O Nath, just as Your bed is an ocean of milk, may this bed also bring happiness in my next births. Giving a wreath to the Brahmin and the Lord, by addressing the Brahmin, “O Brahman God, accept this” by saying “Om” donate the bed. Give a swing to everyone sitting on that bed three times. Take a walk around the bed and bid farewell to everyone.

~ After the ritual of bed donation is completed, 13, pad-dan rituals, in which 1, 1, umbrella, slippers, clothes, ring, water pot, Kusha, 5 utensils (these seven types of posts), with these Donating a wooden stick, copper vessel, raw rice, janeu and food items to 13 brahmins on the 12th day gives peace to the departed soul.

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~ After performing the Spinda ritual, before the annual Shradh, every month, one should keep donating “Lai” with a lot of water.

~ Spinda, monthly and annual Shradh should not be performed during Sankrant / If there are 13 months in a year, then annual Shradh should be done in the 13th month.

~ When there is no Sankrant, “Lai” is not needed. It is needed only in the transition.

~ After the annual Shradh, 3 Shradhnajlis should always be given. A Shradhnajali is fatal for the ancestors.

~ Shradh in Gaya is a salvation for the ancestors.

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~ Man should be trying hard to do good for the ancestors on his behalf, in every way. With this, he would be happy not only in this world but also in the hereafter.

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