It's procedure has been mentioned in Kashi Khanda of Skand Puran. One who is desirous of proceeding on such pilgrimage, should perform fast at home and offer Poojan to Lord Ganapati, manes, Brahmins and the saints . Thereafter, should conclude the fast, should under go holy observance and proceed on such pilgrimage. The Poojan should be performed of manes on reaching the pilgrim place to share the fruits of pilgrimage. The Brahmins at the pilgrim place should not be put to the test, and food should be offered to the needy. Fast, removal of hair and mane's offering should be performed at the pilgrim places. The donations should be distributed as per personal capacity and should not look at the woman with a sensuous vision, should not perform violence, should not speak lies intentionally. The one, who is well controlled bodily, controls his mind and has the knowledge of God, performs penance and has earned fame always earns the reward of such pilgrimage. He never takes birth in the class of birds. He never takes birth in the region of evils. He never suffers pains. He becomes happy forever. He finds the means for the emancipation. The sins committed at the other places are destroyed in the holy shrine, but the sins committed at the holy shrine becomes everlasting and undestroyable.
A Physically strong pilgrim should not take food twice during the day at the pilgrim place. Skand Puran says: One third of the Punya of the pilgrim lapses on taking food twice at the pilgrim place. Three quarter of the Punya lapses of the pilgrim on performing trade at the pilgrim place, and all his Punya he looses on accepting donation or alm at the pilgrim place. He looses half of his Punya on riding a vehicle at the pilgrim place and looses a quarter of Punya on using footwear and umbrella. Krutya Ratna says in it's Prabhas Khanda : If a poor Brahmin takes donation at pilgrim place, and donates tenth part of it to God, stays free of any fall in his Punya, Vamanji says that learned people takes donation as per their bare needs, therefore no drawback effects them. Deval Rishi says in Nirnaya sindhu about the removal of hair at different pilgrim places and holy shrines: It is imperative to remove hair and perform fast at all the holy shrines excepting Kurukshetra, Badarikashrama, Lonar and Gaya. Fast and removal of hair is a must on second visit of the pilgrim place or holy shrine within the span of ten months. Hemadri Granth is particular in regard to the offering to the manes during the pilgrimage of a holy shrine. At the time of performing offering to the manes, one should avoid Arghya (offering water), Aavahan (rousing call), Poojan of toe of Brahmin and the questions like 'are you satisfied?'. Also should leave violence. During a pilgrimage, the God presiding over that holy shrine should be worshipped through Maha Pooja. Alpa Pooja and the offerings as per personal capacity. Accordingly the donations should be made as per capacity to the Brahmins and sumptuous food should be offered to them. Vaishnava should be worshipped there and cows should be donated.
And this third phase now is to be related to all the following sentences. Everybody should be kindhearted towards the weak and poors. And should take care of them as per his capability. Treating them like personal friends he should welcome them with good hospitality but should not insult them. Vyasji says, Poors, handicaps, trouble torns, diseased, women and misfortunates should be shown mercy. Bhagwat also asks such impartial Brahmins to show mercy to the others. A Brahmin, who is pious and impartial, if ignores poors, loses all his divine powers as a pure Brahmin like water flowing out from a broken utensil. Bharat mentions that harassment to the poors invites disasterous calamity: One who harasses poors or makes fun of them invites great trouble on himself. A strong person, who troubles the weaker one, invites destruction for his entire clan right from its roots.