Every Pitru Paksha in India, numerous people throng Gaya in Bihar to perform Pind Daan in order to offer homage and to bring peace/ salvation to the departed souls of their relatives who left for the heavenly abode. The word "Pind" means a body. The word "Daan" denotes charity or giving. Therefore, Pind Daan means giving charity to the body of the deceased. It is believed that it was Brahma who first performed the Pind Daan ceremony in Gaya. Since then this tradition has continued. This is a step toward the reconstitution of a more substantial physical body (yatana ṡarīra) around the disembodied soul (preta) of the deceased.