65% of the Rajasthan's population goes for Pind Daan, handwritten record of 8 generations

Shradh from today: 65% of the state's population goes for Pind Daan, the handwritten record of 8 generations saved in 'Changed Hindi'

Sep 10, 2022 - 08:24
65% of the Rajasthan's population goes for Pind Daan, handwritten record of 8 generations

Shradh Paksha will start on Saturday with the full moon Shradh. Every year about 65% of the families of the state go to Haridwar for offering their ancestors and Pind Daan. Here, before the Tarpan in Har Ki Paidi, the third out of every four families of the state go to the door of the Tumbariya family. Reason- Pandit Gopal Tumbadia's family has 301-year-old handwritten bookkeeping. These contain complete information from 7 to 8 generations.
Near many places including Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Karauli, Sarmathura, Dholpur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Sikar, they have the affiliation of every family and the records of ancestors. Here, only after giving their full name and address, the Tumbadia family gives complete information after searching the books in a minute. The Tumbadia family has been involved in this work for 14 generations. The special thing is that the names which are written in the books are recorded in the script created by Gopal Tumbariya Maharaj himself. In this, s is written as b. He writes many words in his own way. So that they can read these code words themselves. That is, full care is taken of confidentiality.
The Tumbadia family has more than 400 handwritten bookkeeping accounts. Each has more than 1400 pothis attached. That is, information about more than 5.60 lakh families is there in 400 books. The weight of a ledger has reached 4 to 5 kg. The Tumbariya family does not use quantities in writing genealogy.
Sanjay Kumar Tumbariya of the Tumbariya family told that even today while discharging the 300-year-old tradition, a black pen is used to write names in the books. Work has started in the digital index. The hosts have joined the Panda family by forming more than 1100 WhatsApp groups. Website and payment are being taken through digital payment.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer