Narayan Nagbali at Trimbakeshwar Temple
What is Narayan Nagbali? (Pitru dosh)
Two separate rituals consist of Narayan Nagbali. Narayan bali is done to get rid of ancestral curse (Pitru dosh / Pitru Shaap) while Nag bali is done by killing snake, especially Cobra, which is worshipped in India, to get rid of sin. Only at Trimbakeshwar can it be performed.
The Narayan Bali ritual is performed to satisfy the ancestral souls' unsatisfied wishes that are stuck in the world and disturb their progeny. Narayan Bali is a Hindu funeral that consists of the same ritual. It uses an artificial body made entirely of wheat flour. Mantras are used to evoke certain souls that remain attached to those wishes. The ritual makes them inhabit the body, and they are released to another world by the funeral. The Nagbali ritual is carried out to get rid of the sin of nagbali killing (Cobra). The funeral is also conducted in this ritual on the body of the snake made with wheat dough.