The ritual of Shraddha not only repays debts towards deceased ancestors, but also makes it easy to repay debts towards God and Sages.
Pururav-Aardrav and Dhurilochan are deities of ancestorsâ€™ souls. They are referenced in the ritual of Shraddha.
The objective of performing tarpan is that God, deceased ancestorsâ€™ souls etc whose names are pronounced while performing Tarpan, should bestow happiness on us.
Normally no moon night, 12 sankrants in a year, solar-lunar eclipses, Yugadhi and Manvadi dates, Ardhodayadi parva, date of death, arrival of Shrotriya priests (Brahmins) etc dates are considered appropriate for performing shraddha.
In countries outside Bhaarat (India), it is difficult to get a Brahman who can perform the ritual of shraddha. This article provides alternative methods to perform shraddha when a Brahman is not available.
Ancestors' soul becomes satisfied only after receiving pinda and water from their son
When does Pitrupaksha fall,its spititual importance.
Spiritual importance of substances used in Shraddha
Frequently asked questions on Shraddha ritual
Importance of performing Shraddha and performing Shraddha by females.
Article on the Hindu ritual of shraddha and its benefits to our departed ancestors
Prayers offered during Shraddha,regulations associated while performing Shraddha and effects of Shraddha
The importance of performing the shraddha ritual, the options for this ritual if one cannot perform the ritual, and the significance of chanting the name of Lord Dattatreya.
Subtle reading of Shraddha ritual
Despite the gross body being destroyed by death, a Jivaâ€™s existence and his desires do not end. After death a Jiva, that is, the subtle body constantly makes efforts for fulfilling its desires.
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