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What is Pind daan?
Pind Daan is a Hindu ceremony in which Hindus pay homage to their ancestors by performing Hindu dharma rituals. Anyone can perform religious rituals on your behalf, according to the Garuda Purana and numerous religious books. It would be deemed a success, and you would receive full credit as if you had carried out the tasks yourself. ‘Pind Daan’ prepares the deceased’s soul for its final exit from this world.
Frequently Asked Questions:
On the banks of Radhakund and Krishnakund, there are 19 ghats, out of which one is known as ‘Gaya ghat’. 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.
Pind daan in mathura can be performed by a widow, son or daughter of person whose shradh is performed in gaya. Children (sons) and other male relatives, such as brothers, fathers, and grandchildren, are frequently called upon to conduct the Pind Daan. When there are no male relatives who are ready or able to carry out Pind Daan, female relatives such as daughters and mothers can carry it out.
The most preferred place for pind daan in Mathura is ‘Gaya Ghat’ present at Radhakund. Pind daan can also be performed at Vishranti tirth, Bodhini tirth or Vayu tirth on the banks of the Yamuna river.
The last rite is done by the successor in order to provide salvation to the departed soul. The soul dwells around unsatisfied and unhappy trying to achieve those feelings which are not possible for his form. Hence, Pind Daan will show enlightenment to the soul and lead him towards Moksha.
Yes,you can perform the Pind daan of your father, if your mother is still alive.
Yes, Pind daan is a ritual to provide an offering to our dead ones. It can be performed in the disguise of grandparents and father’s grandparents.
Pind daan can be done anytime while the whole year, but pitrupaksha a 18 day period before Navaratri is considered as holy time to conduct the ritual.
Pind daan is a holy ritual which is conducted after the cremation of an individual, it is an offering to our grands, so they can acquire sadgati (next stage of life after death).
Pind daan is conducted by the purohits/pandas over the banks of river in Gaya, Prayag & Varanasi. They conduct Ganga poojan, pinda poojan, tarpanam, sankalpam.
Usually, if dead one don’t have any son, a kin’s son is allowed to carry out the last rites but daughter is not allowed to perform Pind daan in Hindu mythology.