Narayan Nagbali Puja (Pitra dosh) is a Vedic ritual that takes three days to complete. There are two types of this Puja: Narayan Bali Puja and the other is Nagbali puja. Both the Puja are performed for two different reasons. Narayan Bali is performed to get free from unsatisfied souls, while Nagbali Puja is performed to eliminate the sin of killing cobra or snake. Both the Puja Narayan Bali and Nagbali Puja performed at Ahilya Godavari Sangam and Sati Maha-Smashan near Trimabkeshwar Temple in Nashik, Maharashtra.
Garuda Puran is an ancient Indian mythological text which talks about the importance of doing Narayan Nagbali Puja. It is said that doing Narayan Nagbali on the holy Land of Trimbakeshwar has very positive effects on our family and our next generations.
Trimbakeshwar Temple is one of the promising places to many other temples. It is said that those who visit Trimbakeshwar get salvation (sadgati). This place is dedicated to Lord Shiva to perform a special ritual known as Narayan Nagbali, which is performed by the ancient dependence of the Brahmin known as Tamprapatradhari Purohit. It is believed that this place is the origin of the Ganga Godavari River, which flows from Brahmgiri hills( which is 1295 m above sea level ) which is situated just behind the historic Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple. It is one of tirtha kshetra and one among the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. So, performing any Pooja at this holy place gives positive results.
Narayan Bali puja can be performed in selected Teerth kshetras across India. One such a teerth keshtra is Trimbakeshwar. Narayan Bali Puja is performed in case of the unnatural death of our family member. Death can be by accident, suicide, snake bite, etc. In some cases, if the Shardha ceremony (annual) is not performed for many years, then Horoscopes shows Pitru dosh. For all these reasons, we have to perform Narayan Bali Pooja.
Naga Bali is done to get rid of the sin committed by killing a snake, especially a cobra which is worshiped in India. In this ritual, they also perform the last rites of the body of a snake made of wheat flour. Nag Bali Puja is performed only in the Trimbakeshwar
Only Narayan Bali puja cannot perform sacrifice or Nagbali, so both these methods are performed simultaneously. It is also called as Pitru Dosh Nivaran Puja.
Meaning: Narayan Bali is primarily performed when a person dies due to firearms, suicide, fatal illness, a difficult life, ghost torment, untimely death (apamrityu), a series of events, or the curses of parents, wives, and in-laws, among other things. It's a Kaamya karma situation.
There can be many reasons to perform Narayan Bali puja as described in ancient Garuda Purana, which is related to any unnatural death caused by infectious decades ( Cholera, Flu, etc.) Natural disaster and Snakebite.
Mostly this Puja is performed to reduce Pitru Dosh from one birth chart. The Narayan Nagbali puja should be performed by anyone who wants to succeed in business life. This Puja can also be performed by having financial loss, educational problems, or any marriage-related issues.
Narayan Nagbali Pooja is a very Special Ritual Which Should be done only in trimbak, Near Ahilya Godavari Sangam at Sati Maha-Smashan near Trimbakeshwar temple(Nashik).Other than this place this puja cannot be performed in anywhere.
According to "PRASAD YOJNA"(Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive) 2016-17 central government ministry of tourism has alloted special packages under this scheme, this place is alloted for development.
The dates of Narayan Nagbali Puja are decided based on the Nakshatra. There are 2/3 Muhurat per month. Pitru Paksha is the best time duration to perform Narayan Nagbali pooja. It is beneficial to perform this ritual during Pitruda Ekadashi. On the 7th day from the no moon day, devotees can perform this Puja.
Narayan Bali Pujan is performed to fulfill the insatiable desires of the souls of the ancestors,
who may create a problem for the next generation.
Narayana Bali helps the soul to meet the highest state of Moksha. Worship will bring relief to the soul of a dead person who has faced an extraordinary death.
In Narayan Bali puja, they make dummy artificial body of wheat flour. Pandit uses mantras for such a soul who is having various wishes to remain attached.
Ritual gives them their own bodies, and funerals set them free in another world.
Narayan Nagbali puja dates are to be taken based on the Nakshatras. Pitru Paksha is the right time to worship Narayan Nagbali.
Pitruda Ekadashi is beneficial if this ritual is performed.
The Narayan Nagabali Puja is of 3 days. As per our Shastra, a male can individually perform Narayan Nagbali Puja. But females independently cannot do the Puja.
Firstly take a holy bath in kushavarta Kund and wear new clothes. Dhoti for men and saree for women. Please avoid Black and Green colour saree
Offer prayers at the Trimbakeshwar temple, then start the puja. After worshipping Lord Shiva, devotees go to Ahilya Godavari Sangam to perform Narayan Nagbali puja.
Pandit Ji will place gold idols of Shri Vishnu and Vaivasvata Yama on the two bowls.
Every ritual begins with Pradhan Sankalpa, Nyas, and Kalash puja. Yank out a line with a knife of darbha to the east of the bowls and dissipate the darbhas southwards.
Spray water on them while chanting the mantra. After that, the adoration of Lord Surya, Ganesha, and Vishnu gets done.
Later on, the adoration of five gods, lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahesh, Yama, and Tatpurusha, is performed along with praise Then Agni sthapana, purashsukta havan, Ekadashi Vishnu shraddha, Panchdevta shraddha Balidan, Palashvidhi, Pind dan Paranshar are performed
Offer ten pindas with honey, ghee, and sesame seeds on the darbhas.
Apply sandalwood paste on the Pindas absorb them in a river or any other water-body.
This is all about the first day.
For the next day's puja, take a holy bath in Kushavarta Kunda again and wear the same clothes. To perform Sapindh Shradha
Firstly worship of Shri Vishnu. Invite Brahmans in odd numbers, that is, one, three, or five.
Chant the names of Lord Shrivishnu, Brahma, Shiva, and Yama and Offer four pandas.
Offer the fifth Pindas to the body in the form of Shri Vishnu. Clothing, jewels, a cow, and gold should be given to one Brahman.
The Brahmin's should then put up with water that includes darbha, sesame seeds, and tulsi leaves into the palms and offer to the devotee.
On the third day, “Swastipunyahwachan” means we have to worship Lord Ganesha as all negative vibes are burnt in the previous Puja.
We worship a small golden deity of the snake and donated it to Brahmin.
Lastly, bhog and food distribution, which can be done at Brahmin's place.
With the blessings of Lord Shiva, Narayan Nagbali gets completed.
Narayan Nagbali puja cost depends on the havan ( Homam) and Samgri used for pooja by the Tamprapatradhari Guruji. After the pooja ritual is completed, it purely depends on the devotees ( Yajmana) what Dakshina he gives.