PITRA DOSHA: Shraddham

Showing posts with label Shraddham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shraddham. Show all posts

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. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


Important Duty of the Son/Daughter to their Aged Parents: 

As per the Hindu Vedas, the Pitra Dosha is likely to affect the offspring of the Person (or) the Family who has neglected their aged Parents (or) aged Peoples.

1. Every male must look after their aged parents with care and respect; the women (daughter-in-law) must not abuse them and ill treat them

2. Every male must also look after their father-in-law and mother-in-law, if they don't have any male offspring.

3. Every male must look after their family elders, if they are destitute and financially poor.

What do you mean by "Looking after" the aged Parents/Peoples?

1. The Parents/Elders must be treated with care and respect.

2. Sending money or food doesn't mean that the Parents & Persons are looked after well.

3. Physical care and attention must be given @ aged Parents/Peoples must not be isolated or forced to remain or live alone.

4. Mis-treating the aged peoples because of their age, status, relationship or economical strength or disability in physical or mental health doesn't indicate that the aged peoples are looked after well.

Cardinal Duties of every Son and the Daughter: 

1. "Jiva-dhor vaa-kya kara-nath": Every one must obey their Parents during their lifetime and must look after their Parents with great care and comfort throughout their lifetime.

2. "Prath-yaf-tham Poori Poja-nath": Every must do the following Karma after the death of their Parents.

a) Must do all the rituals (Apara-samaskarangal) for the first 12 days from the date of death.

b) Must do all the monthly rituals (Masigam) for the first 1 Year from the month of death.

c) Must compulsorily do the Yearly rituals (Shraddham) on the completion of first year from the date of death.

3. "Gaya-yam Pinda tha-nacha": Everyone must give "Pinda-Tharpanam" in Gaya (Bihar) under the Vishnu patham (Feet of Lord Maha Vishnu) and must do the Gaya Shraddham in the Palguni river running alongside.

If a pesron is able to perform all these 3 conditions, then he/she will be gifting a perfect and excellent life for his/her future generations without any form of Pitra Dosha. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014


Simple method to get wonderful results to remove the "Pitra Dosha"

1. Try to do Pithru Tharpanam (using black seasme seeds) on daily basis by spending atleast 10 minutes in the early morning. Please read this page to find out the methods for doing the Pithru Tharpanam  http://pithrudosham.blogspot.in/p/pithru-tharpanam.html

2. If you are not able to do it on daily basis, please do it on the following days @ Days with Amavasya (New Moon), first day of Hindu calendar months and days that comes with the thithi of the departed ancestor.

3. Even if you are not able to do it on all these days, you can select any of the days and perform the Pithru Tharpanam.

4. The Pithru Tharpanam done on the banks of the sacred river or desginated temples or holy places would deliver 100 times good results over the Tharpanam being done in the house.

5. Giving Pinda Tharpanam is highly effective than giving Yel (Tamil), Till (Hindi) Seasme seeds Tharpanam.

6. Doing Shraddham (remembrance day/ the thithi on which the ancestors have departed) on a regular (yearly) basis delivers wonderful results.

7. If the Shraddham is done on the banks of sacred river or holy places or designated places would provide wonderful results.

8. If the Shraddham is being done along with every member of the family, it will deliver excellent results.

9. If the Shraddham is being done on different holy places on every year along with the entire family members, then it will shower unimaginable excellent benefits on the entire family. 

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/- 


Shraddham is a ritual (similar to the Tharpanam done on daily basis) to satisfy and remember the ancestors on the day (that comes with the exact Thithi) that their ancestors had departed from this world.

Facts about the Shraddham:

1. Even if anyone who forgets to do "Pithru Tharpanam" on daily/monthly basis, he must do the Shraddham without fail.

2. Shraddham must be done throughout his lifetime to his departed parents, maternal and paternal grand parents.

3. No one should discontinue this Shraddham ritual during his lifetime.

4. It is always better to do Shraddham for every departed ancestors separately on the day that comes with the Thithi. If that is not possible, atleast the Shraddham must be done on the day (yearly Thithi of his Father/Mother) on a collective manner.

5. Shraddham would quench the thrist and hunger of the departed souls. It is like feeding them on a daily basis.

6. It is a highly welcome practice, if the Shraddham are done in the designated holy places or on the banks of any holy river.

Even if a person is not in a position to spend money for Shraddham due to his economic situation, it is better to offer "Yel (Black seasme seeds) Tharpanam" or "Pinda Tharpanam" in any of the designated holy places or on the banks of holy river.

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/- 

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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