- Every year there is a 15 day period ‘Pitru paksha’, when our ancestors are revered in different ways. It is said that during this period our ancestor’s souls come and visit us.
- This period falls in the lunar month of ‘Ashwin’ beginning with the full moon day in Bhadrapada or next day of full moon day, in North India whereas in the lunar month of ‘Bhadrapada’ beginning with the full moon day or day after full moon day, in South India.
- Though the months differ yet it is performed on similar days by them.
Why should we pray for our ancestors during shradh?
Psychologically and scientifically, shradh is a form of attachment or guilt within us that restricts us to lead a normal day to day life. It disturbs and haunts us day and night in our thoughts as we have a feeling of regret within us for the dead person. Thus shradh ceremony or any such offerings are the ways to fulfill the unfulfilled desires of our ancestors. It is an act to remind us about the execution of their pending jobs. By remembering our forefathers and seeking their blessings at the beginning of any auspicious work helps us to relieve ourselves from self-confessions.
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