Importance of Pind daan in Varanasi
Varanasi, also known as Kashi, is the holy residence of Lord Shiva and Parvati, Hinduism’s mother goddess, is described in Hindu sacred scriptures. Pind Daan, a Hindu rite for the dearly departed and ancestors is one of the most important religious events held along the banks of the sacred Ganga.
Performing Pind daan in Varanasi has many benefits. It is said if pind daan is performed here then via the holy river ganga, the pinds reach directly to the ancestors and helps them in travelling in the afterlife. Varanasi or Kashi is believed to be the Udar (Stomach) of Lord Vishnu ji. Hence, the blessings of Lord Vishnu are also received when pind daan is done in Varanasi.
Since Varanasi is close to heart to Lord Shiva and he is believed to be living in Varanasi, performing last rites like asthi visarjan, Pind daan and Shradh here is very helpful to the departed soul to attain Salvation.
In Varanasi, Pind daan is performed by expert multilingual purohits who are fluent in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, Kannada, Odiya, Marathi & Bengali.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Why to perform Pind daan in Varanasi?
It is thought that everyone who dies in Kashi achieves salvation, or Moksha, and is liberated from the cycle of rebirth. It is stated that even if one dies elsewhere, as long as the final rites are done here, one is promised salvation. In the absence of this, the least effort necessary to achieve this goal is the immersion of the deceased’s final remains in the holy Ganges, even if the last rituals were performed elsewhere.
2. Who can perform Pind daan in Varanasi?
Pind daan can be performed by a widow, son or daughter of person whose shradh is performed at Varanasi. 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 Varanasi?
Pind Daan can be practised at a variety of locales in Varanasi, including Raja Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Panchganga Ghat, Varuna Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, and Assi Ghat.
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