shradh puja

The shraddh for the ones who died an unnatural death-Amavasya Shradh

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Shradh In Case Of Akal Mrityu – Death before time

If someone from the family died in an accident or due to some unnatural reason, it is called as Akaal Mrityu(death before time) and for them we do “Shraadh” on last day of Ashwin month i. e., Amavasya.The ancestors who died on Chaturdashi, their Shradh is performed on Amavasya

Amavasya Tithi Shraddha is done for those deceased family members who died on Amavasya Tithi, Purnima Tithi and Chaturdashi Tithi.

If someone is not able to perform Shraddha on all Tithis then single Shraddha (for all) on this day is enough to appease all deceased souls in the family. If death anniversary of ancestors are not known or forgotten then those Shraddhas can be performed on this Tithi. That’s why Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Sarvapitra Moksha Amavasya.

Also Mahalaya Shraddha for those who died on Purnima Tithi is also done on Amavasya Shraddha Tithi and not on Bhadrapada Purnima. Although Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha falls one day before Pitru Paksha but it is not part of Pitru Paksha. Usually Pitru Paksha starts on the next day of Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha.

Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Amavas Shraddha. In West Bengal Mahalaya Amavasya marks the beginning of  Navratri festivity. It is believed that Goddess Durga was descended on the Earth on this day.

Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas(पार्वण श्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina etc. Muhurat after that till Aparahna Kala gets over. Tarpan (तर्पण) is done at the end of the Shraddha.

The shubh muhurat for the Shraddh puja is

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat = 11:47 to 12:34
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat = 12:34 to 13:21
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal = 13:21 to 15:42
Duration = 2 Hours 21 Mins
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The Shraddh which can satisfy all your pitras, the ones whom you might have forgotten- Chaturdashi Shraddh

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Significance of Shradh Chaturdashi Tithi

For ancestors who may have died due to any weapon, poison or accidents, their Shradh is performed on Chaturdashi and for ancestors who died on Chaturdashi, their Shradh is performed on Amavasya

This Shraddh season must be performed with the help of expert Pandits and Acharyas of Gaya who are adept in offering oblations to the forefathers and ancestors.

Gaya is the only place in India where the offerings made to the forefathers directly reach them without being dissipated hither and thither. The chaturdashi tithi is the tithi selected for the best offerings to be made.

Any person about whom we have forgotten and their names are not known to us, one must approach for the Chaturdashi Shraddh and offerings must be made.

Chaturdashi Shraddha Tithi is only suitable for those deceased family members who were killed by some weapon, died in an accident, committed suicide or murdered. Otherwise Chaturdashi Shraddha is not done on this Tithi and is performed on Amavasya Tithi. Chaturdashi Shraddha is also known as Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddha or Ghayala Chaturdashi Shraddha.

Chaturdashi Shraddha is also known as Chaudas Shraddha.

Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas(पार्वण श्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina etc. Muhurat after that till Aparahna Kala gets over. Tarpan (तर्पण) is done at the end of the Shraddha.

The muhurtam for the Shraddh is as follows:

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat = 11:47 to 12:34
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat = 12:34 to 13:21
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal = 13:21 to 15:43
Duration = 2 Hours 21 Mins

Remembering loved Ancestors on Shradh Days

Unfortunately this important death ceremony(shraadh) is one of the most neglected Hindu rituals in the present day society.vedic phrase ‘jiva jivasya jivanam’ the living entity survives by feeding upon another living entity who in turn survives by feeding on another living entity. . .

Benefit of Ancestor Puja on Pitru Paksha

Performing this pooja for ancestors will bring good fortune to their descendants and thereby receiving positive energies for progress. The descendant also receives blessings from the pitra/forefathers to help him materially. This can greatly help the individual to progress spiritually as the material obstacles or problems are eradicated. This pooja is very powerful and effects on health and curing serious diseases. This is being done for getting recovery from chronic diseases and other body aliments. Those who are invariably suffering from any aliments shall get this pooja done for early recovery. This pooja is specifically suitable for Success in Business or Career , Protection from Evils and Enemies.

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10 easy things which can please your pitras on this chaturdashi- Shradh Chaturdashi

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What are Pind Daan Kriya and Brahmin Bhoj?

When the human beings die, it’s just their body which transforms into dust but the immortal soul remains trapped in the cycle of birth and death. In order to relieve the departed souls of our ancestors from this cycle, Pind Daan is performed. The wandering soul achieves stability in the blissful abode named Pitra lok, after the completion of shradh ceremony. Pind daan kriya is done to achieve ultimate salvation (moksha) of the departed soul, especially who died of unnatural death. When vedic scholars or Brahmins are offered food of the choice of the departed soul, it is referred as Brahmin Bhoj to give a send off to our family members.

Significance of this puja:

For the salvation of our family member, especially who had an unnatural death it is necessary to perform this ritual. Generally the eldest son of the family performs this ceremony and the entire family is blessed with the fruits. Childless couples are blessed with a baby by the grace of Lord Narayan. Any such continuous problems in the family are resolved and stability is maintained in the native’s life when Pind daan kriya is performed for the departed soul.

Legends associated with Pitr Paksh 
As per Hindu mythology, a zone called Pitr loka exists between earth and heaven. All the departed souls or Pitrs dwell at this place. This zone is governed by Lord Yamraj or god of death. In this zone the soul serves out its karmic correction sentences. Here Pitras are not able to get relief from the sensory demands and conditions of the body such as hunger, thirst, heat, cold, fatigue, pain etc. They are waiting to be liberated from their condition so that they can once again get a material body through which they may create positive karma to progress towards their freedom from the karma syndrome.
In search of relief, they are attracted to living entities on the earth   planet that are their descendants from previous and current lifetimes and are karmic debtors to them. The ancestors are fed once a day (once in 24 hours) according to their time zone. This is equivalent to every 12 months on the earth plane. This once-a-year period is recognized as the ‘Shradh’ period.
The Pitra Paksh starts with Sun entering the zodiac sign Virgo. At advent of this Paksh the departed souls or forefathers leave the Yamaloka and descend to earth to acknowledge the rites performed by their descendants and remain here till Sun-Moon conjunction happens in Sign Virgo.
It is believed, that during this period Lord Ganesha’s withdraw certain energies from the planetary surface transferring it to the core of the earth thus permitting the Pitras to approach their descendants very closely. In this context taking note of Symbolic representation of Lord Ganesha, his belly represents the whole cosmos, the seven realms above and below. Further seven oceans are inside Ganesha’s cosmic belly. These are held together by the cosmic energy (kundalini) symbolized by the huge snake around him. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms.
The ‘Ganesha-Visarjan’ Ananta Chaturdashi is an acknowledgment of this event.
As per another legend, Daanveer Karn (supposedly brother-akin to Pandavas) did numerous charity of jewels, currency, land etc during his life span. When he died and ascended to Pitra loka, he received all that he gave in form of charity in multiples. But, he didn’t obtain meal in view of the reality that he did not give food-charity. He starved for days and eventually requested “Yamraj” to find an opportunity to create for this deficiency. Yamraj granted him 14 days return to earth and do the needful charity. These 14 days had been used by Karn to provide numerous meal-charities.When he again returned again, there was plenty of meal obtainable to him.
Things to be done and donated
1. The rituals of Shraddha are generally performed by an eldest son or an eldest male member of the family.
2. While performing Shradh, one should pay special attention to three things – piety, control over anger and avoiding hastiness. Meditation, mantra repetition and prayerare done for the peace and attainment of salvation by departed soul.
3. Bhramins are offered food, new clothes, sweets, fruits and dakshina, for it is believed that whatever is given to the Brahmins reaches the departed souls.
4. In addition one can also do Mahadaan. The Mahadaan offerings give relief to the ancestor, person get freed from curse of Pitra Dosha or did not face hardships on
account of cursed by pitras. In additional this bestows positive luck to descendants. The Blessings by Pitra’s can greatly help the individual to progress in life andhis/her problems are reduced to a Great extent.
The items of Mahadaan consists of Ganga Jal , Mustard Oil , Ghee , Rice ,Wheat , Salt ,
Sugar ,Chana ,Kali Urad Dal ,Umbrella , Shoes/socks or chappals , Steel utensils-
5 (glass,plate,spoon,katori,lota) , Blanket ,White cloth-dhoti+gamcha , Towel ,Fruits,
Mithai, Coconut , Banana ,Cooked food-mathi/sag/poori halwa ,Dals (dry-5) ,Vegetables-
5 , Milk , Yogurt ,Bangles/suhaag things or janau , Comb ,Mehndi ,Nav Ratan , Gold, Silver ,
Jaun , Kale Til , Supari/Paan , Lavang, Ilaichi , Dhoop/aggarbatti (incense stick)
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The best day to offer Pind-daan to the forefathers -Chaturdashi Shraddh

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This Shraddh season must be performed with the help of expert Pandits and Acharyas of Gaya who are adept in offering oblations to the forefathers and ancestors.

Gaya is the only place in India where the offerings made to the forefathers directly reach them without being dissipated hither and thither. The chaturdashi tithi is the tithi selected for the best offerings to be made.

Any person about whom we have forgotten and their names are not known to us, one must approach for the Chaturdashi Shraddh and offerings must be made.

Chaturdashi Shraddha Tithi is only suitable for those deceased family members who were killed by some weapon, died in an accident, committed suicide or murdered. Otherwise Chaturdashi Shraddha is not done on this Tithi and is performed on Amavasya Tithi. Chaturdashi Shraddha is also known as Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddha or Ghayala Chaturdashi Shraddha.

Chaturdashi Shraddha is also known as Chaudas Shraddha.

Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas(पार्वण श्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina etc. Muhurat after that till Aparahna Kala gets over. Tarpan (तर्पण) is done at the end of the Shraddha.

The muhurtam for the Shraddh is as follows:

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat = 11:47 to 12:34
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat = 12:34 to 13:21
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal = 13:21 to 15:43
Duration = 2 Hours 21 Mins
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The shraddh performed for higher intelligence- Dashmi Shradhh

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The month of Ashwin comes along with the 15 days period of Pitra Paksha or the fortnight of the remembrance of the deceased people who have parted from us by the immanent will of the Supreme Lord Sri Hari.

As per the authority of scriptures, the ancestors visit the place of residence on earth with their subtle bodies and hope for getting some foodstuffs and other things for their survival at the Pitraloka or the Bhuvarloka situated just above the Earth or Bhuloka.

The Dashmi shradhh is performed for the people who have passed away on the Dashmi tithi or the tenth day of a fortnight.

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Dashmi tithi shraddh not only benefits the forefathers but also the performer of the Shraddh.  It makes the person reach higher levels on intelligence, increases concentration power and lets a person become victorious.

The timings of Shraddh are:

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat = 11:48 to 12:36
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat = 12:36 to 13:23
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal = 13:23 to 15:47
Duration = 2 Hours 23 Mins
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Shradh Puja Samagri

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shubhpuja.comThe pitru paksha puja performed during the shradh period is a symbol of love and care for our manes. The act of expressing our love through this puja brings the spiritual advancement of a being as well as eradicates all the material and physical discomforts. Adoring and remembering our ancestors is a powerful way of seeking their blessings. And also this puja acts like a source of helping the underprivileged and needy section of the humanity.

The shradh or Pitru paksha puja should be performed fulfilling all the rituals and customs. Thus Shubhpuja has made it easier for you by saving your tedious task of collecting all the puja samagri. We provide you all the services under one roof. List of puja samagri:

  • black saseeme seeds
  • sandal powder
  • incense (agarbatti) sticks
  • Camphor/ Karpuram
  • beetle leafs
  • beetle nuts
  • fruits
  • flowers
  • rice
  • rice flour
  • ghee
  • honey
  • toordal
  • urud dal
  • milk
  • vegetables- 2 types
  • bowls
  • panchapatra, uddharina, plate
  • cotton wicks, lamps, oil
  • matchbox
  • harathi, bell
  • plates

All these samagri are available for our customers along with the pitru paksha puja packages.

Sacred places for Shradh rituals

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Pitru Paksha is a special time period during the Hindu year when Hindus pay homage to the departed souls of their ancestors by performing Shradh rituals at holy locations. Few of such sacred locations are as follows:

Varanasi: Varanasi is one of the seven sacred spots for Hindus and is widely known as the ‘Religious capital of India’. Pindan puja or Shanti Paath in Varanasi helps the soul attain salvation through fulfilment.

Allahabad: Situated at the confluence of three holy rivers: Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati; the city of Allahabad is piously sacred and important. To perform Pind Daan Kriya ceremony at the sangam ghat is considered highly auspicious for the departed souls; especially during Pitru Paksha Mela.

Ayodhya: Ayodhya is the birth place of Hindu God Shri Ram, said to be located above the Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu. Bharata Kund is a sacred place for offering Pind Daan kriya. It is believed that the departed souls attain salvation if the Shradh rituals are performed here.

Ujjain: One of the religious destinations of India, the city has wide range of religious and spiritual interest. By performing Pind daan kriya in Ujjain, the unfulfilled desires and services can be provided to the departed souls.

Haridwar: Haridwar as a place is known for its importance in conducting puja towards all deities as well as towards our deceased ancestors. The pujas including Pind Daan and yearly shraddha ritual can be performed here and have high religious importance.

Mathura: The city of majestic temples and huge religious history is believed to be the sacred place for performing pujan and tarpan to the pitras.

Kurukshetra: The historic and religious importance is widely known by all. Performing shradh ceremonies on the bank of river Saraswati frees the departed soul from the cycle of birth and death.

Gaya: The ancient city in Bihar on the banks of the river Phagu is quite important in Hinduism and is eternally blessed by the power of Lord Vishnu. It is one of the holiest locations for performing Shradh rituals.

Jagannath Puri: Situated on sea shore of Bay of Bengal in State of Orissa, the city caters to the religious needs of lakhs of devotees. It is widely known for conducting shradh rituals for the departed souls.

Dwarka: Being one of the 4 dhams, the place is one of the known moksh-daayi cities. The city is highly auspicious for performing shradh rites, as it is the city of Lord Krishna himself.