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Gaya Shradham


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Can someone please give information on performing pitru shradham at Gaya? Is there any vadhiar whom we can contact so he can help in telling the procedure, number of days, accommodation, budget...etc


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see old threads. I have already given all details. first you have to go rameshwaram, then prayag raj, then kasi and then gaya. then once again to rameswaram. for these vadhyar dhakshinai will be around rupees 25 thousand plus to and fro charges plus boarding and lodging. nagarathar sangam is a good place for boarding and lodging. shankar mutt vadhyar are good and cheap. you have to do theertha sraththam at rameswaram and allahabad, ,kasi, and at gaya. 9x5 cotton dhoties 10 nos; saree nine yards with blouse, thirumangalyam, , comb, mirror, manjal, kungumam, silver metti , 4 nos, and sowbhagya items.

if you are iyengar no kasi trip to you.
There are several methods to do Gaya Srardham. The one Mr. Gopalan mentioned is the srardham people do as part of their Kasi Yathra. For this, you start from Rameshwaram and proceed to Kasi, Allahabad, Gaya and back to Rameshwaram.

You can also do just srardham for the ancestors at Gaya. Gaya is considered purest place and hence the best place to do srardham for ones parents/ancestors. I know several people who has a habit of doing their annual srardham at Gaya periodically. For this, you don't need to go to Rameshwaram and/or Kasi.

I did as part of my Kasi Yathra and the vadhyar who did all the rituals at Kasi took care of my Gaya trip also. I believe there are several Mutt's in Gaya and you can stay there and go to Vishnu padam to do the srardham. The vadhyar/priest at the Mutt will be able to take care of the arrangements.

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