‘Pinddaan’ performed for Akhlaq, Kalam, Haj and Peshawar victims


Patna,(BiharTimes): Gaya-based ‘panda’ Chandan Kumar has during the on-going Pitripaksha Mela performed the pinddaan of Akhlaq, who was killed in Dadri in UP last month, for former President A P J Abdul Kalam, school-children mowed down by terrorists in Peshawar (Pakistan), those Muslim pilgrims who died in two tragedies––crane collapse and stampede––during Haj this year and Nepal earthquake.
He performed the rituals for the salvation of Akhlaq’s soul on Tuesday last.
Explaining his action he said the pinddaan rituals are not faith-specific as the rituals are performed for salvation of soul and souls have no religion.
On the belief that pinddaan rituals can be performed only for ancestors of the family lineage, Chandan said it was a misconception that the rituals can be performed only for ancestors.
It can be performed by friends and well-wishers, and friends need not be brothers in faith as well. Moreover, the Hindu belief regards the entire universe as a family.
Chandan told the Times of India that more than salvation of soul, his motive is to give the message of universal brotherhood and essential unity of God’s creation and to disapprove violence on the alibi of religious belief.

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