Shraddham: What must be offered on the day of Shraddha?
The following Pulses, Grains & Vegetables are considered as the best offerings during the *Shradh (Shraddham) ceremony. *Shardh or Pinda, is an offering made to the manes of any deceased person on his/her death anniversary.
1. Black Sesame seeds.
2. Black Gram
4. Green Gram Dal
6. Black Pepper
7. Paddy (or) Raw Rice
8. Adamant Creeper (Cissus quadrangularis) (Pirandai in Tamil)
9. Curry Leaves
10. Bitter Gourd
11. Plantain (Raw)
12. Mango (Raw)
13. Ber Fruit (Ziziphus jujube)
14. Yam & Elephant Yam
15. Lemon Fruit
16. Cluster Beans
17. Jack Fruit (Raw)
One part of Bitter Gourd = 100 Part of other Vegetables/Pulses
One Part of Adamant Creeper = 300 Part of other Vegetables/Pulses
One Part of Raw Jack Fruit = 600 Part of other Vegetables/Pulses
Advice to Readers: Use this Grains/Pulses/Vegetables during the Shraddh Ceremony) and also during the normal Pitru Thrpanam rituals both as an offering to the Purohits; and also on your family diet.