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The pitrus or manes, are the progeny of the Saptarshis and the ancestors of all living creatures. They can be manushya Pitr and Deva Pitr. They are propitiated in the Śrāddha ritual.

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Experiencing the journey of a dead person

My maternal uncle died at the age of 82 in America recently. Since his son was not adapted as per hindu customs, the complete 13 day rituals was done by his younger brother in India. I was closer to ...
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What is Pitra Dosh?

I've heard about Pitra Dosh. There is a disbelief regarding the actual meaning of Pitra Dosh that it arises as our forefathers are not happy with us and they have feelings of hatred for us. But that ...
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Who are Pitru Devatas? Is Pitru Dosha caused due to the Pitru Devatas being unhappy?

Who are Pitru Devatas? Is Pitru Dosha caused due to the Pitru Devatas being unhappy? How many generations of ancestors are counted as Pitru Devatas?
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I have heard meat when offered to Gods or pitrus removed the sin of eating it. How can we do it ritual procedure and if there are any books on it

Namaskaram. So as I said in above statement in today's world I can't offer a whole goat or a hen to god's like narasimha or Kali. I have to get it from meat shop and offer it. The reason why I'm ...
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How is Aryama linked to the Pitrs, and how is his role different from Yama's?

It is said that the Vedic god Aryama, the son of Aditi, is the foremost among the Pitrs or manes. This has also been stated by Lord Vasudeva in the 10th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita: अनन्तश्चास्मि ना...
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Correct Ruchi krut Pitra stotra in sanskrit and the benefits of chanting everyday

Please let me know Ruchi krut Pitra stotra in sanskrit and English transliteration. Also the benefits of chanting everyday.
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Devata puja/homas during Pitru Paksha

During Pitru Paksha new ceremonies, like gruha pravesha, Upanayana, wedding, etc. are not allowed. But is it ok for one to perform special (something more than daily puja) devata pujas/homas (for ...
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Mahalaya tarpane by adapted son

An adoption is done after correct homa and rituals. Now the adapted son while giving tarpana has to give to his adapted father as pitr. What about pitamah and prapitamah. Shud it be his original ...
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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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How did Ved-Vyas convince his son Suka to get married?

Ved Vyas's son Suka had initially decided to remain unmarried, but he was eventually persuaded by Ved-Vyas to get married. Some say that he was told to meet Janaka and after meeting Janaka he got ...
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What is the purpose of both brahmana bojanam and pinda pradanam in shraddha

I have a curious question on shraddha ceremony we perform, during shraddha we invite brahmins for brahmana bhojanam as per ritual we invoke our pitrus(vasu, rudra and aditya) on body of brahmins and ...
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Upto which generation of ancestos above is the Pind-Daan offered?

Upto which generation of ancestors above one is the Pind-daan offered ? What happen to people who are above it ? How do they eat in Pitri-Loka ?
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Is it true that if a person gets liberated , his ancestors also get liberated?

Is it true that if a person gets liberated his ancestors also gets liberated ?
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Is it true that those who propitiate Vishnu , Shiva or Bhagwati don't need their descendants to offer Pind-daan to them?

Is it true that those who propitiate Vishnu , Shiva or Bhagwati don't need their descendants to offer Pind-daan to them ? Can anyone cite the reference to the scripture where this thing is written ? ...
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What is Pitri-Rina ? How to get rid of it? Why some people say that having a son is mandatory?

What is Pitri-Rina ? How to get rid of it ? What are the details about Pitri-Rina ? Many people say that having a son is mandatory to get rid of Pitri-Rina. But in modern history lots of people who ...
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Do even Brahmin men have Pitri-Rina?

I find many Brahmin men in Puranas remaining unmarried. And no one cared. Do Brahmin men also have Pitri-Rina ?
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Are there any other ways to get rid of Pitri-Rina?

Getting rid of Pitri Rina is done by having a son. Are there any other ways to get rid of Pitri-Rina ?
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How is it decided who goes to - Swarga or Pitri Lok?

After death people can go to multiple places , main among them are - Pitri Lok , Swarga Lok and Narak Lok . For Narak it is clear that people who do sins go to Narak. But I am confused between who ...
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Will we take birth as crows after death?

During pithrupaksha, we keep food for crows assuming our ancestors will come and have in the form of crows. So one day we become ancestors too. So do we all take birth as crows after death? In that ...
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Can a person offer Pind-Daan to his uncle , grand-uncle ,great granduncle etc?

In case someone is unmarried and dies , can his nephew and his lineage offer pind-daan to him ? Upto what degree of relation can someone offer Pind-daan to his ancestors ? Basically my question is - ...
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Are dead people able to see us?

Are people who are dead i.e.those who are in Swarga , Narak , Pitri-Lok etc able to see us on earth ?
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What happens if someone doesn't do Pind-daan to his ancestors? [duplicate]

If someone doesn't do Pind-daan to his ancestors ,what happens to them ? Do they have to live without food there ?
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Where is Pitru Loka among the 14 lokas?

My dear son Nārada, know from me that there are seven lower planetary systems out of the total fourteen. The first planetary system, known as Atala, is situated on the waist; the second, Vitala, ...
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How many days of humans are equivalent to 1 day of Pitris?

I want to know about the calculation of years of Pitris (manes) according to scriptures. 1 Pitri year = How many human years? 1 Pitri day = How many human days?
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How do the departed souls get the food given by their siblings?

How do the departed souls get the food given by their siblings?
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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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What is the reason behind opposite rituals during Shraddha and last rites as compared to those for devatas

(Though the question may seem long, actually it is short. Even if one is able to read till the first point of Edit it would be nice) It is seen that while performing the last rites (antyeshti, ...
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Can I do Pitru Paksha rituals while my parents are still alive?

I would like to do Pitru Paksha rituals, such as offering black til seeds and water to my ancestors, like my grandfather and great grandfather and maternal grandmother. My paternal grandmother and my ...
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Can adoption fullfill one's Pitru Rina?

According to Shastra, every man has three debts in his life. These debts are: 1) Deva Rina - debt to Devas, who provide us with rain and food. 2) Rishi Runa - debt to Rishis, who give us knowledge. ...
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What actions make Pitru कुपित (angry)?

I am interested in knowing about certain restraints or clear warnings given in Hinduism, that a family/son/daughter should follow, lest the Pitrus be angry. Follow-up question, what actions (beside ...
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What a son should do for his father's soul after 10 years of his death? [closed]

My father died 10 years ago but his soul was always with us. Recently, he contacted us and we talked. He did not wanted to tell me to do anything for him but told me that he receives whatever I do ...
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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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Do the Devas and Pitrs like eating meat?

The body of animals killed in Yajnas and Sraddhas go to the world of the Devas as well as the world of Pitrs. The Devas and Pitrs eat the flesh of the animals killed in the yajnas offered by humans. ...
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In a family, does the birth of a son vs daughter, signify anything with respect to Pitru-s (ancestors)?

Scriptures suggest that, a person himself gets reborn as his own children, whether boy or girl. Bhishma said, 'The son is even as one's own self, and the daughter is like unto the son. How, ...
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Does Pithru Tharpana in both Kasi & Rameswaram reduces evil effects of 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 of the doer. Any substantiative ...
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How to find the lunar day for Pitru Paksha Shraddha?

If we have the date and time of death, how can we find the specific lunar day to perform Pitru Paksha Shraddha?
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Karunya Pitru Tharpana

Amavasya and monthly tharpanas we perform only for pithrus. But during Chaturmasya period, tharpana is being done on Madhya Ashtami or Maha Barani to the pithrus [forefathers] along with Karunya ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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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 ...