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Does doing Pithru Tharpana in Kasi and Rameswaram reduces evil effects to the doer?

Legend says that doing pithru tharpana in kasi and from there directly going to Rameswaram and performing the pithru tharpana is good and it reduces evil effects to the doer. Any substantiative ...
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Pithru dosha affecting children and grand children?

Does a curse of grand mother affect children and grandchildren? if yes, what are the remedial measures? We have done every poojas , but a person raised this issue for which, I want to confirm and why ...
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How are ashtaka-shrAddha and preta-shraddha performed?

What are these shraddhas and how are they done? Which texts give procedure for these rituals?
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Tarpana mantras and their literal meaning word by word

I wanted to understand the tarpana mantras all inclusive after sankalpam ... starting from asking the pitrus to sit on koorcha and giving the manes oblations to asking them to leave and come when ever ...
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Is there any significance of flying Eagle touching head?

Today an eagle touched my head while I was in my open terrace. For last few days it was flying very near to me. In various chapters of Mahabharata, there are instances of signs provided by animals. ...
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Who are the Vishwedevas?

This particular passage from the Mahabharat pertaining to the Shraadh ritual mentions the names of gods called Vishwedevas: Those names at Vala, Dhriti, Vipapa, Punyakrit, Pavana, Parshni, Kshemak, ...
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What is the story of the origin of Sraadha ritual?

As I asked in this question the story of Karna from Mahabharat is given in many portals for the origin of the ShrAdh ritual but as is apparent from the discussions on it this seems unlikely since the ...
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How can Karna, the son of a god, be associated with the origin of Pitri Paksh?

I was checking out the legends associated with the Pitri Paksh or Shraadh rituals and it led me to the story of Karna which goes like this: When the legendary donor Karna died in the epic ...
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Which places in India does the authentic “pitru vidhi” happen?

Pitru Vidhi mainly deals with doing ceremony for one's own paternal family ancestors. Usually this leads to their peace. If not done properly then these same ancestors will create minor/major family ...
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What is the objective of Shraddha for the departed?

In some of the Vedanta Acharya's talks, I have heard that the objective of Shraddha is chitha sudhi of the performer. It is prescribed for our benefits, like our chitta will get purified...and even ...
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SriVaishnava - propitiation rituals for the Pitrs - redemption for breaks

What happens if there is a break in the propitiation of Pitrs(ancestors) in patrilineal lineage? Are subsequent generations affected adversely? How so? Supposing there is a minimum of one generation ...
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How to get rid of Pitru Dosha?

What do Hindu scriptures say about breaking out of Pitru Dosha? What are the practical ways to get rid of Pitru Dosha? Can chanting Gayatri Mantra 108 times per day or Vippassana meditation remove ...
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Significance of death on Ganesh Chathurthi

If one's father expires on the same day as Ganesh Chaturthi, I would like to know if there's a significance attached to one's death on an auspicious day like the Ganesh Chaturthi. Secondly, as both ...
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Which scriptures describe the importance of Sarva-pitru Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya?

Which scriptures mention the significance of Sarva-pitru Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya and the day (or amavasya) of the year this needs to be observed? I'm looking for verses from scriptures and ...
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Can women do Pitru Tarpanam?

Pitrus are our ancestors who have deceased.And "Tarpanam" means "to satiate". Pitru Tarpanam is done to please our deceased ancestors with offerings of black sesame seeds mixed with water. It can be ...
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Can I please have a scriptural reference for Pitru Runa?

I heard that in Hinduism, we must beget offspring after marriage as part of Hindu belief (Pitru Runa). In other words is there scripture about the importance of carrying on a blood line? Is it ...
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Pithru karya and modern purohits [duplicate]

Nowadays Pithru Karya is not being performed with proper religious injunctions. What will happen if: one does not perform the Pithru Karya at all or on the other hand if performed by a Purohit who'...
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What would be the authentic source for Śrāddha vidhi?

As the Wikipedia defines it: Śrāddha or Shraaddha (Sanskrit: श्राद्ध) is a Sanskrit word which literally means anything or any act that is performed with all sincerity and faith (Śraddhā). In ...
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Hierarchy/levels of beings

In various references, incidents, anecdotes etc we come across beings like human, Deva, Gandharva, Yaksha, Pitru, Aditya, Rudra, Vasu (not Vaasu), Naga, Asura, Pitru etc. While the Bramhasutra ...
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How did Nahusha marry Viraja, daughter of the Pitris?

Most people are only familiar with the lunar dynasty king Yayati, who was cursed with old age by Sukracharya (guru of the Asuras) and regained his youth by giving his old age to his youngest son Puru. ...