India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Records<br> ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records<br> ==
  
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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
== Collection Time Period  ==
  
The records in this collection span from 1800 to 1985.<br>
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The records in this collection span from 1800 to 1985.<br>  
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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Before you begin your search, it is important to know your ancestor's name and the year in which they made their pilgrimage.<br>
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== Record Description  ==
 
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For a list of volume numbers currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1867930/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
For a list of volume numbers currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1867930/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
 
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[[Image:India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records DGS 4688661 159.jpg|thumb|right|India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records DGS 4688661 159.jpg]] The registers are arranged by "caste" and contain the following information:
 
 
*Native residence
 
*Names of family members
 
*Last occasion on which a family member came to this place of pilgrimage and made an entry in the register
 
*Ceremony performed at the time
 
*Offering made to the priest
 
 
No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
  
 
These Hindu pilgrimage records were kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India. The records are created and updated when family members pass on.  
 
These Hindu pilgrimage records were kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India. The records are created and updated when family members pass on.  
  
== Why the Record Was Created  ==
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The ancient custom of keeping family genealogies is not well-known today to Indians settled abroad. Professional Hindu Brahmin Pandits, popularly known as "Pandas", kept detailed family genealogies&nbsp;over the past several generations at the Hindu holy city of Haridwar. The&nbsp;registers are handwritten, having been passed down to them over generations by their Pandit ancestors, and are classified according to original districts and villages of one's ancestors. Special designated Pandit families are in charge of designated district registers, including ancestral districts and villages that were left behind when Hindus had to migrate from Pakistan to India&nbsp;after the Partition of India.  
 
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The ancient custom&nbsp;of keeping family genealogies is not well-known today to Indians settled abroad. Professional Hindu Brahmin Pandits, popularly known as "Pandas", kept detailed family genealogies&nbsp;over the past several generations at the Hindu holy city of Haridwar. The&nbsp;registers are handwritten, having been passed down to them over generations by their Pandit ancestors, and are classified according to original districts and villages of one's ancestors. Special designated Pandit families are in charge of designated district registers, including ancestral districts and villages that were left behind when Hindus had to migrate from Pakistan to India&nbsp;after the Partition of India.  
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In several cases, present-day Hindu descendents are now Sikhs, Muslims, and even Christians. It is not uncommon for researchers to find details of up to or even more than their past seven generations in these genealogy registers.  
 
In several cases, present-day Hindu descendents are now Sikhs, Muslims, and even Christians. It is not uncommon for researchers to find details of up to or even more than their past seven generations in these genealogy registers.  
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They also ask for&nbsp;as much information as is possible about the families they are marrying into. A visiting family member is required to personally sign the family genealogical register furnished by his or her personal family Panda after updating it for future family visitors and generations to see and to authenticate the updated entries. Friends and other family members accompanying on the visit may also be requested to sign as witnesses.  
 
They also ask for&nbsp;as much information as is possible about the families they are marrying into. A visiting family member is required to personally sign the family genealogical register furnished by his or her personal family Panda after updating it for future family visitors and generations to see and to authenticate the updated entries. Friends and other family members accompanying on the visit may also be requested to sign as witnesses.  
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
The records are generally reliable as far as the information provided to the recorder of the information.  
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=== Record Content  ===
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[[Image:India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records DGS 4688661 159.jpg|thumb|right]]
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The registers are arranged by "caste" and contain the following information:
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*Native residence
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*Names of family members
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*Last occasion on which a family member came to this place of pilgrimage and made an entry in the register
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*Ceremony performed at the time
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*Offering made to the priest
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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Before you begin your search, it is important to know your ancestor's name and the year in which they made their pilgrimage.<br>
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No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.  
  
 
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/India India]  
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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Please add the title in Hindi here

Collection Time Period

The records in this collection span from 1800 to 1985.

Record Description

Hindu pilgrimage records were kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India, and are created and updated when family members pass on.

For a list of volume numbers currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

These Hindu pilgrimage records were kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India. The records are created and updated when family members pass on.

The ancient custom of keeping family genealogies is not well-known today to Indians settled abroad. Professional Hindu Brahmin Pandits, popularly known as "Pandas", kept detailed family genealogies over the past several generations at the Hindu holy city of Haridwar. The registers are handwritten, having been passed down to them over generations by their Pandit ancestors, and are classified according to original districts and villages of one's ancestors. Special designated Pandit families are in charge of designated district registers, including ancestral districts and villages that were left behind when Hindus had to migrate from Pakistan to India after the Partition of India.

In several cases, present-day Hindu descendents are now Sikhs, Muslims, and even Christians. It is not uncommon for researchers to find details of up to or even more than their past seven generations in these genealogy registers.

Hindu ancestors have visited the holy town of Haridwar for centuries for various religious and cultural purposes, including:

  • Religious pilgrimage
  • Cremation of their dead
  • Immersion of a kin member's cremated remains into the holy river Ganges

For centuries, Hindu ancestors who have visited Haridwar for any of these purposes also visit the Pandit in charge of their family registers and update the family's genealogical family tree with details of all marriages, births, and deaths in the extended joint family.

In present-day India, people visiting Haridwar are dumbfounded when Pundits unexpectedly step forward and invite them to come update their very own ancestral genealogical family tree. The news of a visiting family travels quickly to the Pandit in charge of their district.

With Hindu joint family system having broken down into nuclear families, the Pandits prefer visitors to Haridwar to come prepared after getting in touch with all of their extended family and to bring all relevant genealogical events, such as:

  • Ancestral district and village
  • Names of grandparents and great grandparents
  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths

They also ask for as much information as is possible about the families they are marrying into. A visiting family member is required to personally sign the family genealogical register furnished by his or her personal family Panda after updating it for future family visitors and generations to see and to authenticate the updated entries. Friends and other family members accompanying on the visit may also be requested to sign as witnesses.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Pt. Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar. Hindu Pilgrimage Records. Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Record Content

India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records DGS 4688661 159.jpg

The registers are arranged by "caste" and contain the following information:

  • Native residence
  • Names of family members
  • Last occasion on which a family member came to this place of pilgrimage and made an entry in the register
  • Ceremony performed at the time
  • Offering made to the priest


How to Use the Record

Before you begin your search, it is important to know your ancestor's name and the year in which they made their pilgrimage.

No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

India

Contributions to This Article

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Citation Examples for a Record Found in a FamilySearch Historical Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.

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