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In relation to rituals after death, I am looking for better clarity on the following topics:-

  1. Nagna Srardham
  2. Nava Shraddha
  3. Vrishotsarga
  4. Ekoddishta
  5. Saptaha
  6. Maasika: This is last chapter in the karma karriya. This is something about offering food for the next 11 months.
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  • What’s nagna srardham? Is the spelling somewhat wonky or that’s how it is?
    – Adiyarkku
    Jan 2 at 3:23
  • yes this is one procedure after fire the body. [Nagna Shraddham] , you can google u can see few links as well
    – vlk
    Jan 2 at 15:41
  • Couldn’t find anything :). Don’t know about Nava Shraddha, Nagna. Based on my knowledge I’ll tell you the rest. Person dies. Then you are ideally supposed to do shraddha for one week(saptahik), 15 days (pakshika), tri pakshika (1.5 months), and then monthly (maasik) till the 11.5th month when the annual one is done. Your maasika and saptaha get covered here. Ekoddishta is a shraddha specifically done for an individual on the death tithi (first time is after 12 months) thereafter every year, specific to that individual only. You don’t call other ancestors. Vrishotsarga means leaving a bull.
    – Adiyarkku
    Jan 2 at 16:06
  • On the 11th day some mantras for devatas are chanted, a bull is worshipped and left either in a gaushala or open on the road and one is supposed to feed him food for one year. As per Garuda purana it’s supposed to give a lot of punya (merit) for the ancestor. Vrisha = bull, utsarga means leaving.
    – Adiyarkku
    Jan 2 at 16:08
  • My advice is to consult a pandith familiar with such matters and silence in social media nudge,nudge,wink,wink. Jan 7 at 16:23

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