Narayan Nagbali

Narayan Nagbali Puja – Cost, Dates and Benefits

Narayan Nagbali is a 3-day Hindu ritual that is performed at Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga near Nasik. The Narayan Bali is performed to fulfil the unsatisfied desires of dead ancestral souls and the Nag Bali is performed to get rid of the curse caused by killing a cobra.

Book Narayan Nagbali in Trimbakeshwar

Narayan Nagbali follows the same ritual as the Hindu funeral.

During this pooja, the priest uses an artificial body of wheat flour and chants mantras. These mantras will invoke the bad omen or souls that have certain unfulfilled wishes.

This ritual helps them to possess the artificial body of wheat flour. Also, the funeral releases the family from any sin and sends the soul to another world peacefully. It helps the soul to achieve the highest state of salvation from the cycle of human birth as well as death. This ritual will relieve the soul of a dead person who has faced an abnormal death.

Narayan Nagbali Pooja Trimbakeshwar
Devotees performing Narayan Nagbali Pooja for their ancestors

Who should perform Narayan Nagbali?

Here’s the list of people who can do Narayan Nagbali:

  • Narayan Nagbali Pooja gets of the problems like Financial problems, Family health issues, bad patch in Business, marriage problems and education hindrances.
  • This pooja takes place to get rid of the curse from wife, father, mother, brother, corpse and even small churn-staff. (Patnishap, Pitrushap, Matrushap, Bhatrushap, Pratashap and Matulshap).
  • This pooja takes place for 3 days by married couple to lead a better and peaceful life.
  • This ritual fulfils the desires of the ancestors souls and removes negative effects. The soul tries to get in contact with the family members directly or indirectly and hence the ritual intends to provide peace to the soul.

What are the benefits of doing Narayan Nagbali?

Here’s the list of benefits of Narayan Nagbali:

  • Narayan Nagbali is a very important pooja that helps the ancestors of past 7 generations to attain peace and salvation.
  • This pooja is also very helpful for the childbirth and eliminates any harm from ghosts or bad omen. 
  • It will also help to progress and attain success and progress in the professional life.
  • This pooja is very auspicious and even important than the Chaardhaam yaatra Pitruseva.
  • This pooja also helps to discharge any trouble due to the premature death of the family member. It will free the family from any of the curse from a dead person in the family.

When should I perform Narayana Nagbali?

The dates of the Puja are taken out on the basis of the Nakshatra. There are approximately 2-3 Muhurat per month. Pitru Paksha is also a good time to perform this pooja.

It is beneficial to perform this rite during the Putrada Ekadashi. It takes place on the banks of a river or any other sacred place. This is a three day ritual during Ashlesha Nakshatra days. Devotees can also perform this pooja on the 7th day from the no moon day.

It should not take place during the Ekadasi, Grahan days, Ashtami and Dasami. 

Narayan Nagbali Pooja Dates for 2019

Here are the Narayan Nagbali Pooja Dates for 2019:

Month Narayan Nagbali Dates
January 2019 4, 8, 15, 21, 24, 27
February 2019 4, 11, 14, 18, 22, 26
March 2019 1, 4, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23, 27, 31
April 2019 6, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 27
May 2019 4, 7, 11, 15, 20, 24, 31
June 2019 3, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 27
July 2019 1, 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 25, 28
August 2019 1, 7, 10, 14, 21, 25, 28, 31
September 2019 11, 17, 20, 23, 26
October 2019 8, 14, 18, 22, 31
November 2019 4, 11, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28
December 2019 1, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 26, 29

How to perform Narayan Nagbali?

Here’s how to perform Narayan Nagbali:

Day 1:

  1. Reach Trimbakeshwar the evening before the Puja starts.
  2. On the first day of this ritual, take a holy dip in the Kushavarta. After the bath ear completely new clothes. Men should wear new Dhoti and women should wear new sarees.
  3. After that, go to the Kushawarth Tirtharaj in Trayambakeshwar with a coconut, 5 supari and Dakshina and perform the Prathna.
  4. For those whose Dad is alive, you don’t have to do the ‘Mundan’ or make go bald. For those who don’t have your dad alive, you have to get your hair chopped.
  5. For performing the Sankalp, you have to go to the ‘Shamshaan’ present behind the Shivji Temple on Trimbakeshwar. There are preparations made to perform the Vidhaan there.
  6. After the sankalp, a puja is performed to worship 5 Kalash.
  7. After that worship 6Murtis of Bal Gopal, Vishnu, Bramha, Shankar, Yumraj and Tath Purush.
  8. Then perform the Havan.
  9. Then perform the 11 Pindh Shraddh for Lord Vishnu and 5 Pind Shraddh for Lord Bramha and the other 5 Gods. In total you have to do 16 Pind Shraddhs.
  10. We make a nice Pind to perform the Puja. While performing the Puja, we worship it. We pray that erases away all the Pitru Dosh of the family.
  11. After that,  offer one of these Pinds to the crows for them to eat.
  12. After that make a doll of a human and worship it with all the Mantras and rules, placing it on top of a coconut. After the puja is performed, declare it to be dead and burn it.
  13. After that, perform its Dashakriya Vidhaan like any other human being.
  14. Repeat the Mantra- ‘Om Namah Bhagvate Vasudeva’ throughout the day.
Narayan Nagbali Puja Procedure - Pindh Shraddha
Narayan Nagbali Puja Procedure – Pindh Shraddha
Narayan Nagbali Puja Procedure - Havan
Narayan Nagbali Puja Procedure – Havan

Day 2:

  1. On the next day, again after taking a bath at the Kund, wear the same cloth you wore the day before.
  2. After that, again go to the Shamshaan.
  3. Then perform the Sapindh Shradh (11 Vidhi and 12 Vidhi Shradh) of the Human Doll that was worshipped and burnt the day before.
  4. After performing the Shradh we make a ‘Pratima’ of a Nag or a Snake on a Flour or ‘Ata’.
  5. Again we worship it and then declare it to be dead. After that, burn this as well.
  6. The Snake or Nag is believed to have 8 Doshas. Perform these 8 Doshas puja plus the Nag Pratima Puja. In total perform the Puja for 9 Doshas. After that end the Vidhaan.
  7. After that,  spend the day constantly saying ‘Om Namah Bhagvate Namah’.

Day 3:

  1. On the third day, Ganesh Pooja is performed so that devotees can start all the good things going forward.
  2. You have to bring a Gold Nag Partima or Murti and worship it.
  3.  After this the Narayan Nagalika Vidhaan is complete.
  4. The rest of the day you have to continuously say the ‘Om Namah Bhagvate Namah’ mantra.

What are the materials required for this pooja?

Here is the list of materials required for Narayan Nagbali:

New clothes and Dakshina in form of money, Golden statue of Snake which should be minimum 1gm. It is important to bring the nag (snake) statue made up of gold as silver nag is not acceptable. It is also important to donate this statue of snake after the vidhi (ritual).

The daksina includes food arrangements for 2 persons and all the Pooja Samagri. It is important to bring new white clothes that includes napkin, gamcha and dhoti for the pooja. And the ladies should have saree, blouse and other necessary things.

Where to perform Narayan Nagbali?

Trimbakeshwar Temple
Trimbakeshar Temple is famous for Narayan Nagbali Pooja

Narayan Nagbali takes place at Trimbakeshwar where all the devotees perform different rituals and tirtha shraddha of the departed soul and give Brahman bhojan. It is also advised to perform maharudra or lakhurudra at the Trimbakeshwar. Many dharamshalas are within walking distance from the main temple. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the 5 Jyotirlingas in Maharashtra.

Before you begin with the pooja, it is very important to take a holy dip Kushavarta Kund. This puja requires special dates to perform it. There are some days that are not suitable for this pooja.

What is the cost of performing Narayan Nagbali?

Narayan Nagbali is a 3-day pooja where you require proper accommodation and also a purohit to perform the pooja. One Brahmin or Pandit performs the Puja. But more Pandits are required for doing the arrangements of the Puja.

  • The cost of performing the puja would be around 7,000 – 8,000 rupees. This excludes the new clothes and the Gold Pratima. These are to be brought by you.
  • The amount of the Puja includes the Dakshina of the Pandits and the cost of the Samugri.
  • The fare of the most basic rooms costs Rs. 500 per day.
  • The cost of food per plate is Rs. 100. The food is prepared on the hotel where you would be staying. At 100 rupees you will be getting Dal, Rice, Roti and Sabji.

Frequently asked questions about Narayan Nagbali

Q: Is it compulsory to get head shaved before the Narayan Nagbali Pooja?

A: If the father of the person performing the pooja expired, only then one needs to get their head shaved before the pooja.

Q: Do I have to fast for all 3 days of the Narayan Nagbali Pooja?

A: You need to fast only till the time the pooja takes place on any given day. You can eat after the pooja is complete for the day.

Q: How long is the Narayan Nagbali Pooja performed on each day?

A: Although the pooja takes place for 3 days, the actual duration of the pooja is only 3 hours per day.

Q: What dress should i wear for Narayan Nagbali Pooja?

You should wear a new dress on Day-1 and must wear the same dress for the 3 days (after washing it daily). White Dhoti is the dress that Men should prefer and Saree (except green and black colors) is the dress that Women should prefer.

If you have any questions related with Narayan Nagbali Puja, please leave a comment and we will reply within an hour.

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178 thoughts on “Narayan Nagbali Puja – Cost, Dates and Benefits”

  1. My family is hindu converted christian but I am sqiritual. I don’t know the family gothras etc. By my birthdetails I found in horoscoqe qitru dosha. I wanted qroqer guidance. I have not married and shall I do qitrudosha nivaran.

    1. Email us your date, time of birth and place of birth and our pandit will make your kundali and let you know if you have pitru dosha.

  2. My sister un married died on 24th May. As I was away at USA her body was donated to the Medical college. No rites were Performed.
    We returned recently. My cousine son of my father’s own brother has died on 16th Oct,2019 all rituals were Peformed by his son in normal course. Can I do narayana bali Puja for my sister during the doming months.

  3. Hi Sir,
    This is Ram from Hyderabad, I want to know the cost of Narayan Bali, and can I perform pooja instead of my father, as he is aged diabetic and not be able to fast
    Give us the dates in the month of November and December

  4. My son is having kalsarpo dosh .astrologers advised him to do puja before marriage . But he don’t believe all these , and not ready to do so. Is it possible for patients to do the same

  5. Sirishaphanikumar

    Sir .,
    This is sirisha from hyderabad…Priest said me to perform for my hubby narayan naagbali.and kaalasarpa dosham i n my 2 sons need to sit in pooja..N can we come in september for dat pooja..Plz inform us asap..As we r in need of it.n cost of all da two poojaa..

  6. अनुश्री जाधव

    आम्हाला संतती प्राप्ती साठी नारायण नागबली करायचा आहे पण घरात नणंद च 2 जानेवारी 2019 ला लग्न झालं आहे. तर आम्ही करू शकतो का नारायण नागबली.

  7. Chittaluri.veera.vara.prasad

    Respected sir,
    Iam ch.v.v.prasad from Hyderabad I want details about narayana nagabali puja and pithrudoshas cost of pujas I want to plan September this year which date is good to perform pujas date intimate total accomdation and pujas cost intimate.

  8. Can We do the NARAYAN NAG Bali PUJA in October Or in November 2019 ? Which Are the Dates ?
    Please Reply ASAP..Thanks

  9. i want to get the NARAYANA NAGA BALI POOJA by my son. He did not get thread marriage and parents are alive. He is not married. can he do this pooja?

  10. My son murali aged 21 , unmarried was died in an car accident on 01-07-2017 at 15-00 hrs .

  11. (1) My Sister’s son is getting married on January 2020. Sould I perform Narayana Nagbali puja before or after the marriage?
    (2) Can a monk perform this puja?

  12. What if we have done that naga bali pooja after some time of cousin brother father brothers son marriage.
    Is it ok

  13. In the months of September and October the star aslesha falls on ekadasi and dasami that is on 25 23 of September and October months.would it be good to perform the pooja on those dates.

  14. Narayana nagabali Pooja ladies cheyochha endukante ma family lo problem Naku vachindi.please clear my doubt.

  15. For performing the narayan nagbali, is it necessary that there should not have any death or marriage in your family or family of your blood relatives in last 1 year?

  16. Ormila Ramnarain

    I am Mr Ramnarain and would like to do a Narayan Bali Puja as described in the Garuda Purana. In September 2019.
    Please can you advise me as to what the cost will be and what must my wife and I wear we will be staying at the Holiday inn in Nashik..

  17. Dates given by you in JUNE 2019 3, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 27. Puja should start or end on these dates or the dates can come in between puja?

  18. Guruji I’m also a lady and then my mother is old can we perform this pooja as we don’t have any man from my father’s family my husband can perform this pooja for my family ???

  19. Nagaraja yashoda krishna

    I am interested in performing the Narayan Nagbali rituals and kala sarp dosh as per the instructions of my astrologer.
    How do I confirm the dates for 30th September 2019

  20. my daughter is not accepting to see marriage proposals and always becomes angry when we talk about marriage proposal, so kindly advise when she get married.In

  21. I am not married still now. I am at 49years old. My father died on July 2 2018. In dhanishta panchami.. Can do this pooja

  22. If we have performed narayan nagbali puja once then is it compulsory to perform once again in next 5 years

  23. My child has Sarppa Shap.I would like to get Narayan nagabali.Her D.O.B.02.8.1995 on Wednesday morning at 09.29.Which day will be suitable for that
    I would like to do during the month of May 2019.She is passing through very tough time.My child hate to do any pooja.I am her mother.Can I bring white selwar kammees in place of saree? Kindly advice me the suitable day

  24. What are auspicious days for the pooja?if it is like Sep 30 then in the 3 days of pooja which day will be Sep 30 I.e.,is it 1st day/2nd day/3rd day???

  25. I am a lady
    Myself and my daughter both are affected with Sarpa shap. If I will get the puja done will be sufficient? Cutting hair is affected for ladies also? .Dress code can be selwar kammees instead of saree?

  26. My father is alive but i have to do to narayan nagabali pooja & my Father not ready to do the pooja what is solution & how can i resolve

    please help me out

  27. Should husband and wife (couple) sit together for narayana nagbali poojan or only one person ie husband can perform it?

  28. I am planning to perform Narayan Nagbali puja. I have few query as below:
    1. What are the suitable dates in the month of May & June?
    2. How much will be the cost to complete the puja including all materials & Gold snake?
    3. How much will be the cost of staying arrangements with western style toilet?

  29. I have twins kids, they have pitru dosh,i want to do pitru dosh nivaran puja, puja will be performed by kids or parents? How much cost of puja? How it is booked online?

  30. Hi I was said on the second day not to drink and consume alcohol for 40 days. But later after completing the entire pooja I was told not to even smoke. I am smoking since from 14 years. Please let me know if I can smoke because I already smoked on first day and second day. I am not a chain smoker but I smoke moderate. It will be difficult to control.

  31. My husband has kalasarp dosha and pitru dosha. He is advised to perform this pooja in trimbakeshwar.
    We are planning to get our daughter married in April or August. Can we perform pooja in February?

  32. In Ujjain Mahakaleshware temple, pandit did Narayan Nagbali Tripindik Santi pooja in one day in around 4 hours. Above article mentioned in 3 days then how he did it in one day???

  33. Is it necwssary to come back straightvtovour home aftere finiahing this pooja or we can plan other destination also

  34. After the completion of Narayan nagbali pooja. What are the things we should not do. Like can we perform Pooja at home, meat consumption and all

  35. d Vijaya chandra reddy

    We are from Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. Kindly inform muhuruth dates in January and February in 2019

  36. Actually we are 6 pairs may i have to know the amount and can we get any concession because we are all same family and are they giving us accommodation and meals

  37. Family of 4…. which is 2 parents and 2 children both adults n unmarried.. do all 4 of us sit toghter in the pooja and pay for 1 pooja.. or all 4 of us will have to sit and pay separately.. ??

  38. Sir
    As we were planning for narayan nag bali puja in nov 2018 after deepawali but my aunt has expired on 2nd nov 2018 , now when can we do puja ? Pls reply

  39. I want my son to perform narayanabali pooja in the month of November 2018. Kindly arrange for the pooja if the dates are available on 11th or 14th of November 2018

  40. Kiran kumarBolla

    My Father expired on 22nd Sept. 2018. I want to do this Pooja. What is the process to book the Pandit and what are the dates in November. Can you please guide me.

  41. My father passed away from last 3 years (07 Aug 2014 on Ekadhashi Rishika). This Narayan nag Bali pooja can perform by first son (Elder one) of father or any son can do this activity.


  43. namaskaram.

    my husband and i want to do this narayan nagbali puja. Apart that , i have my younger sister’s son 9 years old whom father died by commit suicide in 2017. is it we pair can do puja with sisters son or we have to do seperately? pls advice.tq

  44. How to do booking for the Pooja ? and how to check dates for Puja are 25th -28th July 2018 suitable dates for the Pooja ?

  45. Libin Mathews

    Hi My Dad Passed away in 2010 due Organ Failure he was only 58 &
    Then my GrandFather passed away he was 85 but was very Healthy he Died Suddenly & then My GM of Mothers Family Also Died Suddenly Mysteriously . I did Once TilHomam in Kerala Parsuram Temple, Trivandrum. After Performing Remedies we Were Relieved, But My Job Problem, No Own House Yet, Illness & Bad Luck in my Family. Made me Visit the astrologer Again He Said I have Do PindDan every Yr for Pitru Dosh & Narayan Bali. Plz Tell Me what to Do.


    i am not married and not settle well .so want to do the puja of narayana nagabali .can i do for the purpose of not settle in my life

  47. bhuwan Chandra Lohani

    is it necessary to accompany wife for narayana/nagbali puja? If she is not able to travel.

  48. Hi,
    My own brother expired in Jan 2018. Can we able to perform Narayan Nagabali pooja now?
    We came from abroad to perform this pooja.
    Please let us know.

  49. Is there anything like on this nakshatra only it should be performed or on amavasye or pournami day only it should performed something like that. Or it can be done on any day without these restrictions..

  50. dipanjali kalita

    hi my date of birth 23/05/1987
    time= 12.22p.m
    place =guwahati assam
    please confrim i required this narayan naagbali pooja

  51. sir
    please confirm i required this naryan nagbali pooja
    my date of birth-17-101968
    time-5.30 am

  52. Sir we are 3 brothers having 2 kids to each one (1 boy & 1 girl) so total members are 12 persons including mother. our father left home in 1996 & not came back till date. we now want to perform Narayan Nagbali for him.
    Whether for all 3 days all 13 members should be present to perform puja?

    1. The cost per couple in Trimbakeshwar for Narayan Nagbali pooja will be Rs.9000/-. This includes pooja arrangements, material for pooja, pandit dakshina, hotel stay for 3 nights and food. Please whatsapp us if you would like us to make arrangements.

  53. the person for which Narayan Nagbali is suggested is very sick. so is there any other way to do this pooja on behalf of that person?

  54. sir , along with me a person will company me my brother, what about his stay and accommodation, how much do we have to pay.

  55. Ganesh Pundalik Raorane

    Is there any pooja or shanti to be performed at home after 3 day Narayan Nagbali Pooja at Trimbakeshwar

  56. 1) is it necessary to perform both Narayan Bali and Nag Bali always? Can I perform only one which is required according to pitru or sarpa dosha? How much they cost separately?
    2) If I am performing it to have children and pitru-dosha is from my parental side (not wife’s side), are my parents required for the Pooja? Or only me and my wife are sufficient? My parents can come with us if required.
    3) All golden and silver items are included in package?
    4) Is cost of 7000 or so is for per Puja or per person ? Will it be 14000 for me and my wife, or just 7000?

    1. You can perform Narayan and Nag Bali separately but they are usually done together for maximum results. Your parents are not required for the pooja. Golden and Silver items are included in the package. To know the exact cost and for arrangements, please drop us an email at [email protected]

  57. Some Good Priest say its a single day ritual which last for around 7-8 hrs …
    Second what about if the place you said one cannot go to Tryamkewar temple other holy places are also there …am i right ??? dude ….

    Tell a a good Honest priest who could perform the ritual spending at least 4 hrs with proper chanting and rituals and should no follow shortcuts ….as most of them are professionals customer satisfication should be of utmost importance isn’t :)

  58. shall i do narayana nagavalli in rameswaram or secondrabad the naga temple at thirumalgiri if in rameswaram kindly give me contact no and person

  59. What do u mean by ten things for the charity(dashdaan) ?? What kind of things shall we donate ? Is this charity for priests ?? Can i have more details about this ??

  60. I was reading that before performing Narayan Nagbali pooja one needs to get head shaved. Is it compulsory?
    Can you give me details for each day with time taken etc each day? I was told its hardly 1-2 hours each day. Rest of the day if free.
    Also I am told one has to fast for 3 days. Is this correct?

    1. Dear Doshi, A person need to shave his head only if the father of the person doing the pooja is not alive. You need not fast for entire day. You need to fast only till the pooja is done on any day. You need to spend around 3 hours for pooja each day.

  61. Sir
    I want to do pooja of Narayana Naga Bali . Only parents or children’s also performed to pooja or not. Pl give me suggestion.which items brings with me and how much cost to do give suggestions and reply to me

    1. Narayan Nagbali Pooja can be performed only at Trimbakeshwar Temple. Anyone can perform the pooja. No need to bring any items with you. All the items will be provided by the pandit. The pooja costs around 4000-5000 rupees including materials. If you need any further assistance, please drop us an email at [email protected] and we will help you.

      1. For Unnatural Death,
        some one told me that one need to perform one day Pooja in case pooja is being Performed for specifically one person only.

        Pl clarify, i need to get pooja done for one day or Three days…
        I am planning if very early.


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