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Falgu: Amavasya Pilgrimage Site of Kurukshetra

Falgu is scared place among the Hindu pilgrims and devotes that is situated just 14 kms far from Brahma Sarovar located in Kurukshetra in North India.

This holy place is largely associated with Yudhishthira of Mahabharata period and in it elaborated details of this particular place is given. During Somavati Amavasya of Ashwin month performing Pind-daan for the ancestors or forefathers for soul pacification is considered perfect for their attaining salvation. It is to be noted that Somavati Amavasya means that Amavasya which falls on a Monday according to the Hindu religious calendar. This particular Amavasya is especially regarded better for all types of rites and rituals. Visiting Falgu during this period is considered the best decision in life.

It is to be noted that even the religious scriptures and texts largely state that performing Pind-daan at Falgu during Amavasya is very good for better future. Doing Shraddha Karma on Amavasya and Somavati Amavasya rightly frees the forefathers or ancestors and their respected souls are largely pacified.

The Ancient Legends and native purohits related to Falgu say many stories and tales regarding the importance of Kurukshetra and the significance of performing pind-daan at this place. According to the Mahabharata epic, Yudhisthira was shocked to witness lakhs of army men dead bodies along with his relatives at the battle ground of Kurukshetra. He went to express his pain to Lord Krishna. On the other hand Krishna sends him to Bhishma Pitamah to get an answer. Pitamah advised him to perform pind-daan at Falgu during Somavati Amavasya in order to attain salvation.

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