The mediaeval city of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, situated on the banks of the holy river Yamuna, is one of India’s most important religious attractions. Mathura is a labyrinth of alleyways flanked by temples, old ghats, and numerous stories of Lord Krishna, who is supposed to have been born here, ringing throughout the streets.
Several temples dedicated to Lord Krishna, one of Lord Vishnu’s most prominent and beloved avatars, are located around the city. They provide a glimpse into the heavenly era, as reflected in the stages of Lord Krishna’s existence. Mathura, one of the country’s seven holiest cities, has a rich cultural legacy that affects the soul. Lord Krishna, the son of Mata Devaki and Vasudeva, is said to have been born in a jail cell in this hallowed place some 5,000 years ago.
Pind daan in Mathura is performed at the Vishranti tirth, Bodhini tirth or Vayu tirth on the banks of the Yamuna river. Seven Pinds or balls of rice mixed with wheat flour, honey and milk are prepared as offerings to the soul of the deceased and the ancestors and these are offered to the chanting of mantras. It is the moral duty of each Hindu to honor dead family members and conduct the Pind Daan in order to free the soul and give it peace.
It is believed that performing Pind daan in Bodhini tirth leads the departed soul to heaven. Another important place for conducting Pind Daan here is Vayutirth. It is believed that the benefits derived from doing Pind Daan here during the month of Jyeshtha has same importance as the Pind Daan done at Gaya.
Pind Daan in Mathura
It is believed that Lord Krishna and Radha independently have produced auspicious rivers, including ganga, yamuna & godavari from seven teerthsthals into Radhakund and Krishnakund. This is the reason people from all around India come and perform pind daan in Mathura.
Online Pind Daan in Mathura
For Pilgrims who are unable to visit Mathura for conducting Pind daan, they can now opt for Online Package for conducting Pind daan. This package includes teerth purohit charge, poojan samagri, pratinidhi charges & Brahmin daan.