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Sraddha (Sanskrit: श्राद्ध) is the ritual that one performs to pay homage to one’s 'ancestors', especially to one’s dead parents.

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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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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 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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Who should perform shraddha/funeral ceremony of a married women whose husband is still alive

According to shastra (specifically to Brahmin, no offence to others though) who should perform funeral and post death rituals of a married women whose husband in still alive (they call muttaide in ...
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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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How are Shudras supposed to perform shraddha?

Namaskaram. Performing shraddha involves feeding brahmanas. A brahmana who strongly follows acharams will not eat in a shudra's home for obvious reasons. How should a shudra get around this issue? ...
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Funeral for Varna Sankar वर्ण संकर?

How does a Varna Sankar perform funeral of his parents ? Will they be stuck in preta yoni ? Can they be given Pind Daan ? Please give sashstra reference, as far as possible.
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Remedy for Varna Sankar वर्ण संकर?

Gita (1.40 - 1.42) talks about varna shankar, can not perform shraddha/tarpan, hence his ptiris fall to hell along with him. सङ्करो नरकायैव कुलघ्नानां कुलस्य च | पतन्ति पितरो ह्येषां लुप्तपिण्डोदकक्रि...
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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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Is planting a Peepal tree a remedy for "afterlife tarpaṇa" rituals, in case a couple doesn't have a male progeny?

Recently on a dhārmika TV channel, I heard a pundit talk on the importance of the Peepal tree. What caught my attention was when the pundit proclaimed that - " Planting a Peepal tree as a ...
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Do scriptures allow men to perform last rites for relatives that are still alive?

According to this news report, a group of Indian men decided to perform last rites for their former wives. They say taking a dip in the Ganga redeems you of all your sins. But a group of Indian men ...
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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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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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What happens if a snake comes from the river during Varsi ritual of pitru?

Recently I was doing the ritual of Varsi at Haridhwar on the banks of river Ganga. The Shivalinga was there, and suddenly a snake appeared from the river and we had to go around it in order to ...
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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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Why is the Virata Parva of the Mahabharata is read during the srAddha ceremony?

In Bengal, I heard that the Virata Parva of the Mahabharata is read aloud during the srAddha ceremony. I am not aware of whether this is followed in other parts of India though. What is the ...
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Can brothers who performed separate Maasikas perform Samvatsarika Shraddha Karma together?

Can brothers who performed separate Maasikas perform Samvatsarika Shraddha Karma together? They've perfomed Dina karma together and all rituals during the first ten days.
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Sapindikarana timing and Ashaucha period

While discussing with one of the learned, I heard that Sapindikarana should be performed after one year...but sure uncertainties of what time might bring in a year (e.g. kartru himself may die and ...
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Query regarding Srardham on same thithi for Father and grandmother (mother's mom)

I have question regarding Srardham My father expired on 2020 May 25 (Thrithiyai) thithi. One year later my Grandmother (mother's mom) died exactly on the same thithi 2021 Jun 13th (Thrithiyai). My mom ...
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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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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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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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Is it true that Gaya sraadha is equivalent to performing 60 annual sraadhas?

https://trsiyengar.com/srardha-dharma-tharpana-niyama-faq/ Gaya sraadha is equivalent to performing 60 annual sraadhas. If this is true, for someone 30 or 40 years old, it is unlikely that a regular ...
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