Before performing Narayan bali puja, one should have clear information about why, where, and when this puja has to be performed. We have highlighted this in the below content.
What is Naryana bali puja?
Narayan Bali Puja (in all cases of abnormal death) is a necessary ritual described in Garuda Purana which is performed in all cases of abnormal death, defined as follows: death by fasting, by animals, by accident, by arson, by a curse, by cholera or any unusual disease which suddenly caused untimely death, suicide, fall from a mountain, tree or any height, drowning, death by muggers or robbers, by snake bite, struck by lightning, murder, and persons who are great sinners, pitra dosh in the horoscope, delay in marriage, problems in conceiving child, business loss, family separation, etc.
For all unnatural death, there is neither ritual for cremation, nor tarpana, nor shraddh nor asaucham. Narayan Bali consists of the same ritual as a Hindu funeral. Vedic Mantras are chanted to invoke such lost souls. Narayan Bali puja causes the soul to liberate and transcend.
When Narayan Bali puja performed with thila homam ?
1 Unnatural death in a family
2 Pitra dosh found in the horoscope
3 Due to life-related events where you feel that one should do some type of Puja for their ancestors. This should be done by consulting us or any day during pitru paksha period.
4 When there is a death of an unmarried man/woman.
5 Delay in marriage/ conceiving a child
Narayana Bali should be performed at the earliest. Consult a Bramhin immediately after the occurrence of abnormal death /pitra dosh found in a horoscope.
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If pitra dosh found in one’s horoscope Pitra dosh puja in the form Narayan Bali has to be performed as early as possible.
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.
Why Narayan Bali puja should be performed at Gokarna?
Gokarna (Kannada: ಗೋಕರ್ಣ) is a small temple town on the western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district of the state of Karnataka. The main temple deity is Lord Shiva, who is also known as Mahabaleshwar. Gokarna is known as one of the seven important Hindu pilgrimage centers in India.
This holy place is known as Bhookailasa and the Southern Varanasi. (Ref. Skandha Purana, Guru Charitra)
Gokarna means Cow’s Ear. It is believed that Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow (Prithvi, the Mother Earth) here. It is at the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers Gangavali and Aghanashini. Thus Gokarna gained global spiritual significance. Performing Maha Mrityunjaya Homam at Gokarna has its own very significances.
Gokarna is mentioned in the Shrimad Bhagavata Purana as being the home of the brothers Gokarna and Dhundhakari. Mahabaleshwara Temple (Maha: great, bal: strength) is a famous Shiva Temple and it houses the ‘Atmalinga’
The Brahmin king Raja Mayooravarma was instrumental in bringing the first 30 or so families to Gokarna. Brahmins have a history of 1300 years back and documental proofs are available since the 15th century about Gokarna priests and scholars for performing various pujas like Navagraha-purak-aghorastra-puja, Narayan bali, Kaal Sarp dosh puja, Maha Mrantuynjya Homam, pind pradhan, tripindi Shraddha, etc.
The availability of a good number of learned scholars in Sanskrit and Vedic experts in Gokarna is an added advantage apart from the uniqueness of this holy place in India.
The Atma linga of Lord Shiva is at Gokarna. Hence all pujas are performed throughout the year
How to perform Narayan Bali Puja
Time needed: 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Following are the ten steps in Narayan Bali puja. Five brahmins should be invited and arghya given to them. They should be learned, of good conduct, most excellent in their family, free from physical decrepitude and noble. Never should they be of the contempt-able type
- Narayan bali Sankalp
Vedic mantra process of calling performers name, Nakshatra, Gotra, and Objective of the Narayan bali puja
- Pretha sankalp
Calling departed soul’s name and their relationship with the performer and mentioning the cause and type of death..
- Vinayaka puja
As per the Shiva Purana, it is a practice to worship Lord Vinayaka before starting any work.
- Pretha avahana for departed souls using Sriphala (coconut)
Vedic process of calling departed souls one by one in a specified order, using coconut.
- Dash pind pradhan
Offering food to the departed souls.
- Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Yama, Savitra devatha kalasha sthapane and avahanam
Liberation from five Gods, kalasha sthapane and avahanam.
- Panchaka shraddh
Offering five pinda pradhan to the Vishnu Deva.
- Narayan bali homa
Chanting of Narayan bali mantras in the form of homam.
- Brahaman muka dwara panch sukta parayana with prayaschita tila homam
Parayana and certain numbers of prayaschita tila homam.
- Dasha daan
10 types of donations given as per the performer’s convenience.
Where Naryan bali should be performed?
Preferred punya kshetras for Narayana Bali Puja are Gokarna in Karnataka and Gaya in Bihar.
What are the benefits?
By performing Narayana bali puja we ensure that soul has reached the right destination peacefully. Hence this will be the welfare of community-related to the dead person and good health, peace of mind, success in business and education, married life (pregnancy and relationship), marriage hurdles solution and all things will happen on time.
How to Reach Gokarna
Nearest airport Dabolim in Goa. This airport is around 140 kilometers away from Gokarna.
Gokarna rail link which is well connected with Margoa. If you are coming to Gokarna via rail then the nearest railway stations are located at Gokarna/ Ankola /Kumta which are about 6/20/18 kilometers away
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