Importance of pind daan in mathura
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.
Mathura & Hindu mythology
Mathura, one of the seven sacred place according to Hindu Mythology. Vrindavan situated 11 kms from Mathura is the birth place of Lord Krishna. The city has great religious importance in terms of rituals & Karmkand.
Mathura is also considered as the city of Moksha (salvation) and people from different part of India visit Mathura for performing Pind Daan to their ancestors.
Importance of performing pind daan in mathura:
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Why to Perform Pind daan in Mathura?
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.
2. Who can 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.
3. Where to Perform Pind daan in Mathura?
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.
4. Can Pind daan be done if Mother is alive?
Yes, you can perform the Pind daan of your father, if your mother is still alive.
5. Can i perform Pind daan if my parents is alive?
Yes, Pind daan is a ritual to provide an offering to dearly departed souls. It can be performed for grandparents and father’s grandparents. This is done by parents and you can sit along with your parents.
6. When can we do Pind daan?
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.
7. What is the procedure of Pind daan?
Pind daan is conducted by the purohits/pandas over the banks of river in Gaya, Prayag, Varanasi, Haridwar and Ayodhya. They conduct Ganga poojan, pinda poojan, tarpanam, sankalpam.
8. Can daughter perform 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.