PITRA DOSHA: Pithru Puja

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Showing posts with label Pithru Puja. Show all posts

Sunday, 17 April 2016


Methods to be followed in performing "Pitra Dosha Puja" in Rameswaram:

1.     Go to Rameswaram and stay overnight. Get up early in the morning and take bath in the “Agni Theertham” meaning “Holy water from the Fire God” (Sea overlooking the East Temple Tower).

2.     Then you must take bath in all the “Punya Theerthams” (Holy water) that are placed inside the Temple. You can take the help from the official guides that are licensed by the Temple Authorities. (*They wear white color shirts and dhotis). They charge Rs. 25 per head, if you take bath in a group of 15 to 25 peoples. They charge you around Rs. 200/- to Rs. 400/- (depending on the rush), if you choose to go as single (or) with few of your family members. The Guides will pick up water from well, which is inside the Temple; and they pour (or) sprinkle it on your head & body.

3.     The Old and Aged peoples may find it difficult to take bath in the “Punya Theertham”. Hence their family members can pick up the water from all the “Punya Theertham” with a water bottle, while they are bathing. You can mix the Holy water into the normal water in the Hotel bath room and ask the elder family members to take bath in the Hotel itself. The path within the Temple leading to the Holy Water remains highly slippery and crowded.

4.     After taking bath in the Holy water, you must dry up yourself and change it into the Dry clothes. You must not perform “Pitra Puja” and enter temple wearing wet clothes (or) carrying the wet clothes. *The Person who is performing the Pitra Puja must not eat till the completion of the rituals.

5.     You can perform “Pitra Puja” in the areas overlooking the sea at “Agni Theertham”. There are number of Purohits available in that place.

6.     You can also do the “Pitra Puja” in number of monasteries that are abound in Rameswaram. I wish to give the Readers the Name and Address of one of the Monastery.
Kodi Linga Madam,
2, Sambai Road, Seetharam Nagar,
Contact Person: Balraman Sastry
Mobile No: 9597836729
*The Place is located within 150 meters just opposite to West Side Tower (Gopuram) of the Temple. *Please note that the Author do not maintain any commercial interests with anyone.

7.     The charges for “Yel Tharpanam” and “Pinda Tharpanam” would be within Rs. 500/-

8.     The charges for “Shraddham” would cost you around Rs. 2,500/-. If you want to donate Rice, Pulses and Vegetable during the Shraddham will cost Rs.500/- (extra) @ it will cost you Rs. 3000/-

9.     If you want to do “Thila Tharpana Puja” along with “Thila Homam” would cost you Rs. 10.000/- *Please understand that even the “Thila Tharpana Puja” would cost more, if you want to do it in an extensive manner. Hence everything is dependent on your “Budget”.

10. Many believe that there is no need to do “Pitra Puja” thereafter, once you have performed the “Thila Tharpana Puja” in Rameswaram. Even the Purohits are also recommending it in the similar manner. But it is grossly untrue and dangerous too. The “Thila Tharpana Puja” is being recommended for the family, who has not done the Pitra Tharpanam (or) Shraddham in the past for the departed souls @ it is like seeking their Pardon and blessings thereafter.

11. Many believe that by spending few thousands of rupees for “Thila Tharpana Puja” once during their lifetime in Rameswaram will mitigate all their troubles. It is false and the Vedas do not recommende this kind of act.

12. Many Purohits falsely spread these kind of beliefs just to improve their financial prospects.

13. After doing the “Thila Tharpana Puja” in Rameswaram, you need to continue these rituals (Tharpanam and Shraddham) in a regular manner during the entire period of your lifetime. *You can do it in your hometown (or) any holy places including Rameswaram.

14. Please note that “Pitra Puja” would be successful, if it is done with utmost love and dedication towards the departed ancestors. Hence the success of the “Pitra Puja” is not measured in terms of the money being spent in the Puja.

15. The “Pitra Puja” would be highly successful, if the entire family members visit Rameswaram and join the Puja. The Puja would be even more successful, if the sons and daughters of the departed person do the Puja in a united manner.

16. You must release the “Pinda” in the Agni Theertham. Thus, you have successfully completed the “Pitra Puja” in Rameswaram.

17. After finishing this Puja, you must visit the temple and worship Lord Ramanatha Swamy and Lord Kasi Viswanathar. You can do the Puja in the name of your entire family members.

18. You must light up lamp with cow ghee oil inside the Temple.

19. You can donate food to the needy. Then every member of the family can have their food.

20. The Lodges in the Rameswaram maintain 12.00 Noon as their check-in and check-out time. Hence, if you make a check-in the Hotel in the early morning and make a check-out in the evening hours, then you will be charged for 2 days for your stay in the Hotel for a single day. Most of the Hotels follow these procedures to fleece the money out of the visitor’s pockets. Hence plan you travel wisely.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016


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
     3.     Wheat
     4.     Green Gram Dal
     5.     Jaggery
     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)
     18.  Honey


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. 

Monday, 2 November 2015


Excellent Days for doing Pitru Pooja (or) Pitru Tharpanam:

The importance of Ugadi Days:

Ugadi = Yuga + Adi. Here the Yuga means the era @ a longer period of time mentioned in the Hinduism. A complete Yuga has 4 age cycle namely

1. Kretha Yuga has 17,28,000 years
2. Treta Yuga has 12,96,000 years
3. Dwapara Yuga has 8,64,000 years
4. Kali Yuga. has 4,32,000 years

Adi means beginning @ Ugadi means the start day of an era. Thus the day, when the Kretha Yuga had started is called as "Kretha Ugadi". 

Similarly the starting day of the Yuga's are called as: 

1. Kretha Ugadi
2. Treta Ugadi
3. Dwapara Ugadi
4. Kali Ugadi.

1. Kretha Ugadi: The Kretha Yuga had started on the Sukla Paksha Tritya Thithi in the month of  Chaitra (Sanskrit).  

2. Tretha Yuga: The Tretha Yuga had started on the Sukla Paksha Navami Thithi in the month of Kartiga (Sanskrit). 

3. Dwapara Yuga: The Dwapara Yuga had started on the Krishna Paksha Tryodasi Thithi in the month of Bhadapada (Sanskrit). 

4. Kali Yuga: The Kali Yuga had started on the Amavasya Day in the month of Magha (Sanskrit). 

Anyone who does the Pitru Pooja (or) Pitru Tharpanam in these days would get results that are equivalent to doing Shraddham for 1000 Years. 

1. If the Pitru Tharpanam is done on the Amavasya Day on the month of Magha comes with Sathaya Nakshatra, then the Pitru's would remain highly satisfied and they bless their entire generations.

2. If the Pitru Tharpanam is done on the Amavasya Day on the month of Magha comes with Dhanista Nakshatra, it would deliver the results equivalent to the Pitru Pooja is done for 16,000 Years. 

3.  If the Pitru Tharpanam is done on the Amavasya Day on the month of Magha comes with Purattathi (P Bhadra) Nakshatra, then the Pitru's would remain highly satisfied and sleep for thousand of years. 

Monday, 25 August 2014


2014 Mahalaya Amavasya - Best days to do Pithru Tharpanam:

The Mahalaya Paksha is a 15 days time starting from the day next to Pournima to the Amavasya day that comes in the month of Purattasi (Tamil) or Bhadra or Bhadrapada (Hindi) are classified as "Mahalaya Paksha". The Pithrus (dead ancestors) are allowed to visit and stay with their families during this time. The meaning of "Pithru Tharpanam" is feeding the ancestors. Hence by doing "Pithru Tharpanam" during the Mahalaya Paksha, you are in fact feeding your ancestors. This would bring great blessing on all your family members.

Let us see the best days for doing Pithru Puja @ Pithru Tharpanam;

1. Mahalaya Paksha starts on Avani  24th (Tamil month) / Bhadra or Bhadrapada 18th (Hindi month) / 9th September 2014 (Tuesday).

2. Mahalaya Paksha ends on Purattasi 7th (Tamil month) / Aswina 1st (Hindi month) / 23rd September 2014 (Tuesday).

3. All these days are equally good and important for doing Pithra Puja. But the last day that comes on the Amavsasya thithi is considered as one of the best days for doing Pithru Puja @ Pithru Tharpanam.

4. The Day coming with Bharani Nakshatra is called as "Maha Bharani". This day comes on Avani 28th (tamil month) / Bhadra or Bhadrapada 22nd (Hindi month) / 13th September 2014.

5. The Day that comes with Ashtami thithi is called as "Mathya Ashtami". This day comes on Avani 31st (Tamil month) / Bhadra or Bhadrapada 25th (Hindi month) / 16th September 2014.

The Readers are advised to do Pithru Puja for their departed ancestors on any one of the days. This would bring happiness and all kinds of blessing in your family. You can't afford to miss these days. 

Thursday, 24 July 2014


We have seen number of peoples getting affeted in their life despite performing Pitra Dosha Pariharam in an excellent manner. Some of the peoples, would perform Tharpanam (monthly basis) and Shraddam (yearly basis) with a clock-wise precision. Still they suffer from the malefic effects of the Pitra Dosh. Let us see the reason behind the failure of Pithru Dosha Pariharam.

1. If a person fails to look after his aged parents and/or aged in-laws and/or any aged person in the family. Please note that looking after the aged people doesn't mean that sending money to them on regular basis or placing them in an Old Age Home. If the aged people are isolated and compelled to live in isolation is like inviting a disaster to themselves and to the future generations. The Pitra Puja or Pitra Pariharam will not yield any results to the family, where the aged people are isolated or insulted or forced to fend for themselves.

2. The Pitru Dosha Pariharam will not deliver any results, if the person lives in a house (rented or owned) which is built on the land by enroaching any water bodies.

3. The Pitru Dosha Pariharam will not deliver any results, if the person lives in a house (rented or owned) which is built on any type of land, which was earlier used by the Public or built by obstructing the public usage.

4. The  Pitru Dosha Pariharam will not deliver any results, if the person lives in a house (rented or owned) which is built by enroaching the land owned by any temples or trusts.

5. The  Pitru Dosha Pariharam will not deliver any results, if the property issues are not resolved between the siblings.

6. The Pitru Dosha Pariharam will not deliver any results, if the ancestral properties or any type of assets are divided in an unequal manner.

7. The  Pitru Dosha Pariharam will not deliver any results, if any women in the family are bullied or harassed within the family.

8. The  Pitru Dosha Pariharam will not deliver any results, if those Pariharam are done with the money, which was earned through any unthical or immoral methods.

9. The  Pitru Dosha Pariharam will not deliver any results, if the family members isolate any particular member of the family, while doing the Shraddam or Tharpanam. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014


Let us understand that the basic methods or principles for the successful completion of Pitra Puja. This Guidelines are written keeping in mind that the readers come from various background like religion, caste and nationality. Hence this Guidelines are applicable for everyone, who lives in this world.

1. Try to worship your ancestors along with every member of the family. Do not allow the differences within your family members to stand in the way of the united worship.

2. Never ignore elderly person living in the family, while worshiping the dead ancestors.

3. Never speak ill about the departed souls. Don't make any unwanted comments about their past life. This Guidelines are especially applicable to the women, when they pray for the departed mother-in-law and for the men, when they pray for the departed father-in-law.

4. Do not offer any kind of non-vegetarian foods to the departed ancestors. Those who pray should not eat any kind of non-vegetarian foods.

5. Do not use any iron, stainless steel, plastic, glass or ceramic utensils for the Pithru Puja.

6. Do not ring bells during the Prayer.

7. The Pitra Puja becomes successful, only if the aged people are looked after well and the old people wishes are fulfilled in a satisfactory manner.

8. There should not be any gender inequality between the sons and daughters of the dead person.

9. The Pitra Puja becomes successful only if the property of the dead person is resolved in a equitable and satisfactory manner and also in a amicable manner. Pitra Puja becomes irrelavent, if the property dispute persits at the background.

10. There should not be any grudge against the dead ancestors, who left any will on the property, which is perceived to be faulty or titled in someone's favour.

11. One must cooperate and must not create obstacles or place hurdles through their words or actions, while others try to perform Pitra Puja. Anyone who tries to obstruct Pitra Puja or create troubles for anyone performing Pitra Puja, will face disastrous consequences in their life. 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


இறந்த பின்பு ஒரு வருடம் செய்ய வேண்டிய கடமைகள் யாவை

1. ஒருவர் இறந்த உடன் தனது ஸ்துல உடம்பினை விட்டு சூக்சம உடலை அடைகின்றனர்.

2. இறந்தவரால் நாம் பேசுவதை கேட்க முடியும். ஆனால் அவர்கள் பேசுவதை நாம் கேட்க முடியாது. 

3. இறந்தவர்கள் மனோ வேகத்தில் செல்ல முடியும். அவர்கள் இந்த உலகத்தில் உள்ள பௌதிக ரீதியிலான விதிகளுக்கு உட்பட்டவர்கள் கிடையாது. 

4. இறந்த பின்பு 12 நாட்கள் அவர்கள் இந்த பூமியில்தான் இருப்பார்கள்.

5. தன்னுடைய குடும்பத்தினர் பேசுவது மற்றும் நடப்பதை முற்றிலும் தெரிந்து இருப்பார்கள். 

6. 13 வது நாள் அவர்கள் யம தூதுவர்களால் மேல் லோகத்திற்கு அழைத்து செல்ல படுவார்கள்.  

7. தேவர்களுக்கு ஒரு நாள் என்பது நமக்கு ஒரு வருடம் ஆகும்.

8. ஆத்மாக்கள் நமது நேரப்படி ஒரு வருடம் பூலோகத்தில் இருந்து மேல் லோகம் நோக்கி பயணப்பட வேண்டும். 

9. பயண நேரத்தில் பலவிதமான துன்பங்களுக்கு ஆட்பட நேரிடும். 

10. ஒவ்வொரு மாதமும் தங்கள் செய்த நன்மை மற்றும் தீமையின் அடிபடையில் வேவ்வேறு விதமான துன்பங்களை அனுபவித்து கொண்டே நடந்து செல்ல வேண்டும்.

11. அப்போது அவர்களுக்கு மோசமான பசியும் தாகமும் ஏற்படும். கடுமையான குளிர் அல்லது வெயில் அவர்களை வாட்டி எடுக்கும்.

12. இறந்தவரின் பிள்ளைகள் முதல் 12 நாட்களுக்கு தானம் கொடுப்பது மிகவும் நல்லது. 

13. இறந்த நாள் அன்றோ அல்லது 12வது நாள் அன்றோ தானம் கொடுப்பது மிகவும் நல்லது. 

14. தச தானம் (10): பசு, நிலம், கருப்பு எள்ளு, தங்கம், பசு நெய், ஆடை, தானியம், வெல்லம், வெள்ளி, கல் உப்பு ஆகியவையாகும்.

15. பஞ்ச தானம் (5): புஸ்தகம், தண்ணீருடன் கூடிய சொம்பு, மணி, எரிந்து கொண்டு இருக்கும் விளக்கு, வஸ்திரம். 

16. உணவு, தண்ணீர், குதிரை, பசு மாடு, வஸ்திரம், பூமி, படுக்கை, ஆசனம் ஆகிய 8 பொருட்களும் மிகவும் தானம் கொடுப்பது இறந்தவர்களுக்கு மிகுந்த சுகத்தினை கொடுக்கும்.

17. இதில் மேலே சொல்லப்பட்டவைகலை அனைத்துமோ அல்லது தனித்தனியாகோவோ அவரவர் வசதி படி அல்லது விருப்பபடி கொடுக்கலாம். 

ஒரு வருடம் கடைபிடிக்க வேண்டிய சாஸ்திரங்கள். 

1. இறந்த முதல் 12 நாட்கள் பித்ருகளுக்கு தர்ப்பன்ணம் செய்வது மிகவும் முக்கியம்.

2. வீட்டில் உள்ளவர்கள் மிகவும் சுத்தமாக இருக்க வேண்டும்.

3. வீட்டில் உள்ள பெண்கள் தலைக்கு குளித்தது ஈர உடையுடன் பச்சை அரிசி சாதம் செய்ய வேண்டும்.

4. இதற்க்கு தனி பாத்திரம் உபயோகிக்க வேண்டும். இரும்பு, எவர்சில்வர், கண்ணாடி, பிளாஸ்டிக், பீங்கான் போன்ற பாத்திரம் உபயோகிக்க கூடாது.

5. வெள்ளி, பித்தளை, மண்பாண்டம், செம்பு போன்ற பாத்திரங்கள் மட்டுமே உபயோகிக்க வேண்டும்.

6. சூரிய உதய நேரத்தில் இறந்தவர்களுக்கு பிண்டம் (உணவு) அளிக்க வேண்டும்.

7. இறந்தவரின் படத்தினை வைத்து அதன் முன்பு வாழை இலை வைத்து பச்சை அரிசி சாதத்தினை படைக்க வேண்டும். 

8. கிழக்கு அல்லது தெற்கு நோக்கி அமர்ந்து செய்ய வேண்டும். 

9. இறந்தவரின் கணவர் மற்றும் மகன்கள் செய்வது மிக நல்ல பலனை கொடுக்கும். 

10. கொடுப்பவர்கள் மிகுந்த சுத்தமாக இருக்க வேண்டும்.

11. மணி அடித்து சாமி கும்பிட கூடாது. தீப ஆராதனை காண்பித்து வழிபடலாம்.

12. பிண்ட தர்ப்பணம் கொடுப்பவர்கள் தன்னுடைய வலது உள்ளங்கையில் கருப்பு எள் வைத்து அதில் சிறிதளவு தண்ணீர் இட்டு இறந்தவரை வணங்கி தன்னுடைய வலக்கையில் உள்ள ஆள்காட்டி விரலையும் பெருவிரலையும் சேர்த்து அதன் இடையில் எள்ளும் தண்ணீரும் கீழே உள்ள சாதத்தில் விழுமாறு பார்த்து கொள்ள வேண்டும். (வலது கையினை சற்று வலது புறம் சாய்த்தால் எள்ளும் தண்ணீரும் பெரு விரல் மற்றும் ஆள்காட்டி விரல் வழியாக வழிந்து விடும்.)

13. தர்ப்பணம் கொடுக்கும் பொழுது மனமுருகி தொழுது எள்ளையும் தண்ணீரையும் ஏற்று மன சாந்தி ஏற்பட வேண்டுமாறு வணங்க வேண்டும். 

14. இறந்தவர்களுக்கு மாமிச உணவு படைப்பது மிகுந்த துன்பத்தை தரும். 

Friday, 29 November 2013


What is the importance of Yel (Tamil)/Tilli (Hindi)/Seasme (English)?

The Seasme seeds are considered to be sacred and it satisfies the hunger and the thirst of your ancestors. When the seasme seeds are offered to the dead ancestors along with the water, it slowly reduces the binding relationship between the dead ancestors and their erstwhile members of the family. When the bond between the dead ancestors and their family members are broken, then the departed soul would be ready to make another journey for a re-birth in another family. Thus the Seasme seeds acts as a catalyst to break the bond between the living family members and the dead ancestors.

Do's and Dont's while doing Pithru Tharpanam:

1. Never do this Pithru Tharpanam without taking head bath and your body & mind should be clean and calm.

2. Must do this Pithru Tharpanam on empty stomach (no coffee/water too)

3. Never eat Non Vegetarian foods on the day that you do this ritual.

4. It is highly sinful to offer Non Vegetarian foods/alochol to the departed souls.

5. It is highly damaging to mix seasme seeds with any non vegetarian foods.

6. Should not take bath (for the whole day) after completing Pithru Tharpanam or Pujas.

7. It is always good to offer foods to those who are in really need of it.

8. Never do Pithru Tharpanam on your Jenma Nakshatras.

9. It is good to visit temples after completing the Pithru Tharpanam. 


People who live in and around Delhi can do the "Tharpanam & Pinda Tharpanam" in the below mentioned South Indian Temple.

Krishna Dhama
Plot No 3 , 2nd Phase
Near Sec C-5 , Vasant Kunj, 
New Delhi- 110070

Phone : 011-26895284

They Purohits never ask for any fixed charges. But you can donate upto Rs. 300/- for Tharpanam (done only with seasme seeds) and upto Rs. 500/- for Pinda Tharpanam (done with cooked rice and seasme seeds). Be generous to the Purohits but never get cheated too. 

You can find the place in the Google Map by visiting the link: Google Maps (Vasant Vihar)

* The above information was provided by Ms. Sona Bedi (Reader and well wisher), who lives in Delhi

* Readers are advised to give their comments, which would help others too. 

Saturday, 9 November 2013


Giving Pithru Tharpanam on the banks of River Cauvery:

1. "Amma Mandapam" is loacted on the northern banks of River Cauvery. It is just 1/2 km away from the famous Lord Renganathar Temple loacted in Srirengam (an island within the river Cauvery).

2. The Srirengam is loacted within the Corporation limits of Tiruchi (Trichy/Tiruchirapalli) in central Tamilnadu. This town is easily accessible by Road/Rail/Air from Chennai/Bangalore.

3. The "Lord Renganatha Perumal" temple is one of the ancient and important Vaishnavite temples in India.

4. Major express trains halt at Srirengam Railway station before entering the Tiruchi Junction, while on its way from Chennai.

5. There are number of Lodges available both near the temple (in Srirengam) or near the Tiruchi Junction. The Amma Mandapam is about 5 Kms from the Tiruchi Junction. Route No 1 are available frequently (one bus for every 5 minutes) from Junction to Srirengam.

6. You can access the services of the Purohit S. Kannan Iyer by calling him (99527 58564/97916 95109).

7. The Cost of doing "Yel (Seasme seeds) Tharpanam" would cost you Rs. 100/-
Pinda Tharpanam would cost you from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/- and Shraddham ritual would cost you between Rs. 1000/- to Rs. 3000/- 

Friday, 11 October 2013


As we had seen in our earlier posts about doing Pithru Tharpanam in Manikarniga Lake located in Thiruneermalai near Chennai.

I wish to give few details for the readers to do Pithru Tharpanam:

1. The Manikarniga Lake is loacted in a small village loacted in the South Western suburb of Chennai

2. The Village is called as "Thiru - Neer - Malai" which has two magnificient Vishnu temples. There is a temple that is located in the foothills of a small hill and the presiding deity is called as "Neer-Vanna-Perumal". The presiding deity atop the small hill is called as the "Renganatha-Swamy-Perumal"

3. You can take the City Bus Route No 55 & 55 A which plies to Palanthandalam both from Tambaram and Pallavaram. Buses are frequent and charges are Rs. 5.00.

4. You can take Share Autos from Pallavaram which charges Rs. 15.00 per head. If you hire autos, they charge you around Rs. 100.00 to Rs. 120.00.

5. You can contact an aged Purohitar Thiru. Sampath through his land phone 044-65374321.

6. The charges are Rs. 100/- for El Tharpanam (Seasmae seeds only) Rs. 300.00 for Pinda Tharpanam (raw rice powder & seasmae seeds used). The charges are for per person only. If two or more brothers join together and do the same Tharpanam, then the charges vary accodingly.

Best days for doing Pithru Tharpanam or Pinda Pithru Tharpanam would be on the first day of the Hindu Calendar month, Amavasya or on the day that comes with the Thithi of the deceased ancestors.

Do it on a regular basis to get rid of the present and future troubles. 

Saturday, 3 November 2012


As per the Hindu Astrology, every Soul leaves its body and head towards Yama Loga. The Soul takes two things after its death. The "Virtue and Sins" are the two things that accompanies a dead person Soul to this Yama Loga. There the Soul is being subjected to scrutiny by Chitra Gupta (the Deputy of Lord Yama) in the august presence of Lord Yama and other dignitaries.

The quantum of Punishments and rewards are decided on the basis of the Sins and Virtues. Thereafter the type of rebirth is also being assesed and decided. The Moksha helps the Soul to avoid being trapped into the vicious cycle of Life & Death.

But how to attain Moksha? Is it possible to get it easily?

The following 4 methods are given below:

1. Those who are born in the town of Thiruvarur (Tamil Nadu) and worship and pray humbly to Lord Thiyagaraya Swami for the attainment of Moksha

2. Those who visit Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu) once in their lifetime and by requesting humbly to the Lord Nataraja for the way to Moksha.

3. Those who die in Varanasi (Popularly known as Kasi); the Soul gets the Moksha to come out of the life & death cycle.

4. Those who die at the lap of his Son; the mantras and holy songs of Lord must be chanted by the Son to the dying Parents in their final moments.

Please read this carefully and try to follow any one of this guidelines to attain Moksha and remove Pitra Dosha. God Bless those who read this.

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Many people including Brahmins suffer from the Pitra Dosha or Pithru Dosham, despite performing Pithru Puja on those stipulated days. It is quite ironical to note that Archakas despite doing their noble duties, also suffer from this agony.

What could be the reason? Could the concept of Pitra Dosha or Pithru Dosham be wrong? Let us find out the answer for these million dollar question.

Our Vedas has clearly stated that the punishment of comitting the sin for each and every person irrespective of caste and creed. But at the same time, it stipulates harsher punishment for Brahmins (those who follow vedic principles) higher than a common person for the similar type of sin. This is because, Brahmins are supposed to be the torch bearers of Vedic principle. The Vedas keeps Brahmins in a higher position for their rightdoing and harsher punishment for their wrongdoing.

1. One can not do Pitra Puja or Pithru Puja and simultanouely commit sins. Pitra Puja or Pithru puja becomes defunct while a person keeps himself busy with all wrongdoings. For example if a temple priest does puja and give attention only to those, who offers him money actually earns huge wrath of God. Even if he perform puja to the God and the ancestors, the Pitra Dosha or Pithru Dosham would never wipe out; in fact it grows on each passing day. This principle applies to all of whom are born in this world.

2. Pitra Puja or Pithru Puja must be done with love, affection and piousness. The results of puja are not defined by the huge money spent on lavish puja or homam. The departed souls look for the love, affection and attention; here the money does not hold any value for them.

3. Doing Pitru Puja or Pithru Puja through proxies, despite the person is in fine health and sufficient wealth to accomplish those Pitru Pujas or Pithru Pujas. Any one hiding behind some lame duck excuses, will not get any positive results for the Pitra Puja or Pithru Puja being done by him/her.

4. The Vedas clearly states that we should not hold any anger, frustration and bitterness towards the departed anscestors, even if they had wronged us, while they were alive. By retaining the anger and bitterness by any family member will automatically negate all the benefits that are due from Pitra Puja or Pithru Puja done by their entire family members.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


The fundamental concept of doing this Pitra Tharpanam or Pithru Tharpanam is to understand the following issues.

1. The Souls do not die; they transform to a different form.

2. There are strong connections between the departed souls to their living offspring.

3. The departed souls expect the warmth relationship and attention towards them; also they expect their offsprings to do all these Pitra Tharpanam, so as to attain salvation and get ready for their next re-birth.

So they expect their Sons/daughters to perform this Pitra Tharpanam or Pithru Tharpanam, to help them to finish their stay in Pitra Loga or Pithru Loga (World). So the money and luxury does not get counted here; rather the love, affection and unforgetting attitude towards their departed anscestors help the person to gain immense benefit out of it.

So Pitra Tharpanam or Pitra puja would bring beneficial results only through the personal involvement of the concerned person; not by doing it through proxies. In fact this will add to the existing woes. Hence it is better not to do this.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Mahalaya Amavasya


Mahalaya Amavasya is the highly auspicious time for performing Pitra Puja or Pithru Puja to pacify the departed souls of the anscestors.

The period starting from the Pirathamai Thithi (Tamil) or Pratipad Thithi (Hindi) (that is) the day next to Full Moon day (Poornima/Pournami) in the tamil month of Purattasi (Sept 15th - Oct 15th) and ending on the Amavasya Thithi (New Moon day) is the most auspicious time for performing this Pithru Puja.

It is good if the Pitra Puja is done on daily basis (15 days). If that is not possible, doing the Pitra Puja atleast on the day with Bharani Star and day with Ashtami Thithi is highly auspicious. Also doing the Pitra Puja on Mahalaya Amavasya day is highly auspicious and it gives the full satisfaction to the departed anscestors; who in turn would bless the whole family members.

Do the Pitra Puja and see the smiling face of your family members. Mahalaya Amavasya is the best chance never to be missed by each and everyone.

Monday, 1 October 2012


Which is the best time to do Pitra Puja?

Garuda asks Lord Narayana about the best timings of doing Pitra Puja or Pithru Puja.

Lord Narayana replies that every person who has born in this world is bound to worship their anscestors on regular basis; 365 days in a year.

Garuda asks Lord Narayana that if a person is not able to do this puja on daily basis, what else he can do?

Lord Narayana replies that everyone must perform puja atleast on the 96 shrartha days in a year.

When Garuda asks Lord Narayana for those who are not able to do this; what should be done?

Lord Narayana replies that atleast once in a month (@12 times a year) either on 1. New Moon Day (Amavasya) 2. First day of Tamil month 3. Or atleast on the thithi of his/her immediate departed ancestors.

Garuda asks for the people who do not perform this puja too.

Lord Narayana replies that everyone should perform this puja on the yearly thithi of his/her immediate departed ancestors. Because our ancestors live in a separate world called PITRA LOGAM. In that world their one day equals our 1 year (365 days).

Thus by doing this Pitra pooja atleast once during a year, everyone feeds his anscestors on daily basis; remember them on daily basis too. Failure to do this, would bring all kinds of troubles to the entire family through Pitra Dosha.


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