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What is the procedure for Shudras to do tharpanam?

Namaskaram, I tried searching online for the procedures for a shudra to do tharpanam and I wasn't able to find it. Since we do not wear yajnopavitam, what is the procedure to do tharpanam. Dhanyosmi.
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Performing Shraddha for missing person

If an aged person goes missing, when it is right time to perform Shraddha for that person? How long one need to wait before doing the final rites? (Related to this question): in the olden days people ...
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Tenth day ritual after death of a person

What is the significance of the tenth day ritual after death of a person?
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Can son perform a tarpanam to his mother when father is alive

Can the son perform tarpanam and pitru paksha rituals to his dead mother while his father is still alive? Some people say he can perform tarpanam to his mother, grandmother, great grandmother only not ...
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Why is it advised to avoid foods that are grown under the land on Shraddham days?

I've learnt that certain vegetables are avoided (Onion, Garlic, beetroot etc) on Shraddham/Tharpanam days for 2 reasons: They are Aphrodisiac in nature. They are grown under the land. Can someone ...
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What type of foods we must not eat during Amavasya tharpanam?

I've noticed that there are certain foods that we must not eat during Amavasya days. I've been told that foods like onion and garlic and certain other foods should be avoided. But some people tell ...
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What happens if snake comes from river during Varsi ritual of pitru?

Recently I was doing ritual of Varsi at Haridhwar on banks of river Ganga and Shivalinga was there, suddenly one snake appeared from river and we saw it, we have to bypass it and then we could ...
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Are there formal refutations of the Charvaka criticism of the Shraddha ceremony?

Their argument is stated as below: https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/the-sarva-darsana-samgraha/d/doc79745.html If the Śrāddha produces gratification to beings who are dead, Then here, too, in ...
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Shraddha/Pinda offering when father is alive

In this answer it is stated that sons can offer pinda when father is alive. Also, here in Skanda Purana it says that Krishna offered Pinda when Vasudeva was with him. But in practice, normally, ...
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Offerings made at Shradda

In Anushasana parva, Bhishma explains about giving our taking offerings Shraddha by Bhrahmachari... If, having practised the vow of Brahmacharyya for the prescribed period (of twelve years) and ...
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Shraddha on Ekadashi day

If Shraddha falls on ekadashi day, should it be done on same day or done on dwadashi? What does puranas, smritis say about it? If done on ekadashi, how to feed Brahmana while they are fasting? Some ...
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Do all Non-Hindus remain as Pretas after death?

The Jivatma will remain as a Preta unless Śrāddha is done, but non-Hindus do not perform Śrāddha.
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What does Faith mean? [duplicate]

It could mean faith in a particular diety, mantra, ritual, remedy etc. What does faith mean and what does it involve? Does any scripture describe faith?
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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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what is Nava Shraddha, Nagna Srardham , Vrishotsarga, Ekoddishta, Sapthaham, Maasika

In relation to rituals after death, I am looking for better clarity on the following topics:- Nagna Srardham Nava Shraddha Vrishotsarga Ekoddishta Saptaha Maasika: This is last chapter in the karma ...
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How is Aryama linked to the Pitrs and how is his role different from Yama

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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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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What are the consequences of not doing shraddha for the departed ancestors?

I have heard people say that they can be bad. Are there ways to compensate for missed Shraddhas?
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which scripture prescribes offering food to Brahmins in the Shraddha ceremony?

Which scripture prescribes this and is it believed that feeding Brahmins on earth effectively feeds the departed ancestors in Pitr Loka?
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