Narayanbali is done to get free oneself from curses like Pitru Shaap and Nagbali is done to free oneself from the wrongdoing of killing a snake, specially Cobra which is worshiped in Hindu Dharma.
Narayan Nagbali and its Types:
Narayanbali is the vidhi done to get person free from curses like Pitru Shaap. It should be performed at Trimbakeshwar. Narayan Bali ritual is done to fulfill and satiate the unsatisfied desires of the ancestors’ souls which are trapped in our world due to strong desires that stay with the soul even after death and to get rid of their own pain they put forth household and realistic problems and thus trouble their progeny. People facing with offspring death, distress in life, poverty, waste of money, untreatable diseases, family health problems, educational hindrances, marriage problems, goblin, demonic possession, untimely death, intermittent accidents, curse from family members, should have Narayanbali performed which will solve all such problems.
Nagbali is done to free person from the wrongdoing of killing a snake, specially Cobra which is worshiped in Hindu Dharma.
When an individual collects wealth throughout his life and if gets intensely attached to his wealth then that individual after death in the form of serpent protects his wealth and does not allow any one else to take its advantage. If this serpent is killed in this or the previous birth then its curse is passed on. Problems like gout, bile, phlegm, tridosh, Janya jwar, Shool, ud, gandamala, kushakundu, Netrakarnakucha are seen in the people affected. To cure all such diseases one must perform the Nagbali rite.
Remedy of Such Afflictions:
Narayan Bali follows a similar formal procedure as the Hindu funeral. An artificial body mostly made of wheat flour is used. Mantras are used to call upon such souls and have them possess this body and the funeral frees them from this world.
In Nagbali ritual, the funeral is performed on the body of a snake made with wheat dough.
Performing Narayan Nagbali:
Narayanbali: It is a three-day rite on a particular day and time (mahurt). On the first day, the devotees should take a holy bath in Kushavarta and resolve to give daan (give things in charity). After offering prayers at the Trimbakeshwar temple, they go to the dharmashala at the confluence of rivers Godavari and Ahilya for performing Narayan Nagbali.
First of all, the devotees pray for getting absolved of any curse inflicted by someone whom they or their forefathers in this or earlier births might have cheated or deprived in some way. They also pray for peace of their forefathers’ departed souls and for continuity of their family through good progeny. After Kalash Sthapana, the Panchdevata, Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Yama are worshipped. Thereafter Parnashar ritual takes place wherein such
dissatisfied souls are evoked and their last rites are performed respectfully to free them from the occult existence after their deaths. Since the names of the persons who are haunting the devotee are not known, they are named
Narayan. The devotees mourn Narayan’s ‘death’ for a day (sutak) and bathe in Kushavarta.
On the second day, the ashes of Narayan - symbolically consigned to flames - are immersed and after a bath, the one-day mourning gets over. Then the devotee offers prayers at the Trimbakeshwar temple and goes again to the
dharmashala near river confluence. Here Narayan’s shraddha ceremony takes place to satisfy his dissatisfied soul. The devotee resolves to perform Narayan Nagbali again after the fulfillment of his wishes, though it is not
mandatory. After seeking blessings of Brahmans, this ritual ends here.
Nagbali: To get absolved of sin of serpent killed by them or their ancestors, intentionally or unintentionally in this or previous births, Nagbali ritual is performed to cleanse body and mind through repentance. This snake is also given respectful last rites by symbolically burning an idol made of wheat or rice flour. After performing this snake’s shraddha, the devotees take bath in Kushavartha. On the third day, the ashes of this snake are immersed followed
by a holy dip in Kushavarta. After performing Ganesh Pujan and Punyahvachan, a gold snake is worshipped and given to the Upadhyay (priest). Then as resolved at the beginning of rituals, give dashdaan as per one’s capacity.
After praying at Trimbakeshwar, devotees perform tirtha shraddha of their late parents and give Brahman bhojan. Also perform lakhurudra or maharudra at the Trimbakeshwar.
Points to be Noted:
• The pooja of Narayan Nagbali is completed in 3 days.
• People must arrive one day earlier (before 9 P.M.) to the worship place.
• Food and stay of three persons is arranged by us. Its charges are included
in the dakshina payable to us. For more persons, extra charges are payable us.
• Please bring with you new white clothes dhoti, gamcha, and napkin and for your
wife saree, blouse etc. (Other than black or green colour).
• Bring with you an idol of snake & made using 1.25 gram gold.
• Reservation for this ritual must be made minimum 4 days in advance by
informing us. Your name and telephone number is to
be registered before coming for the rites. It is inevitable to make
reservations to avail all the facilities. Reservations can be made through
phone or mail.
Narayan Nagbali Puja