How to Perform Pind Daan or Tarpan – Pitru Paksha: All You Need To Know About

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It is assumed that the sad souls of the deceased come back to the Earth at some time in these days to look at their relative’s members. To make sure they achieve Moksha Pind Daan is performed.


What is Pitru Paksha

Pitru Paksha 2021 is starting from 20 September and would end on 6 October. Every year, Pitru Paksha starts after the Full Moon day (Purnima tithi) in Bhadrapada month and ends on Amavasya tithi. During this fortnight, rituals like Tarpan and Shradh are carried over to pay tribute to the deceased ancestors. It is thought that the sad souls of the deceased come back to the Earth all through these days to peer their relative’s members. To make sure that they get Moksha, Pind Daan is done.

Importance of Pitru Paksha

The Pitru Paksha is likewise an important duration for human beings with Pitru Dosha or the curse of the forefathers. In Vedic astrology, Pitru Dosha or karmic debt is signified via way of means of the affiliation or soreness of Sun or Moon with Rahu and Ketu. Ketu is the planet for achieving moksha, however, during the time it connects with our soul (Sun) and Mind (Moon), it suggests a cycle of unfulfilled karmas throughout generations. It becomes more obvious when this combination takes place in the house of fate (Bhagya Sthaan).

Financial impact of Pitru Dosha

The presence of Pitru Dosha is a symbol of unfulfilled wishes or karma that must be satisfied in this birth to restore the karmic cycle within a lineage. People affected by this dosha invariably find themselves surrounded by issues over which they have little control. These people regularly remain in debt and are unable to repay the debt despite their best efforts.

We also noticed that shopping or spending is mainly intended for the health problems of relatives. At the same time, a person is unable to achieve career and income stability, which leads to poverty.

Remedies to get rid of Pitru Dosha

Pitru Dosha continues until karmic debts are cleared by suffering or doing good deeds. It is like how a child inherits the assets and liabilities of his ancestors, the results of past karmas are passed on to the descendants as well. In addition to performing the Pind Daan or Tarpan on the ancestor’s death tithi, satisfy the god of the planet in that causes the Pitra Dosha in a person’s horoscope is needed to get rid of the problems. Dosha is reflected in our horoscope when the ninth house is under the influence of the evil planets. Here, the remedy for the Bhagya Swami or lord of the ninth house is to be carried out to free him from all affliction.

Pitrru Paksha
Pitru Paksha

Respect the elders of the family and take their blessings to strengthen the position of the Sun. Water should be offered to Surya every day while chanting the Gayatri mantra. Worshiping Lord Vishnu and giving unconditional love and service to parents is the most effective way out of the negative effects of Pitru Dosha.

How to Perform Pind Daan or Tarpan

‘Sarvapitri Amavasya’ is dedicated to performing rituals for all deceased ancestors. Families who may have missed the day for some reason can pay their respects on this day. ‘Ghata Chaturdashi’, the fourteenth day of the lunar period is for ancestors who suffered a tragic or violent death. Two days of Pitru Paksha, “Chautha Bharani and Bharani Panchami”, are reserved for relatives and family members who died last year.

Most families prefer to perform the rituals on the banks of the Gange River Therefore, many families embark on a pilgrimage trip to Varanasi and the Ganga river during the Pitru paksha. Pitru Paksha is a sacred period of the Hindu calendar. Many Hindus forgo non-vegetarian food and refrain from drinking alcohol during Shraadh. It is also forbidden to create new businesses, buy new clothes, gold, cars, or anything that indicates a new beginning. Anyone who observes Shraadh should stay away from negative thoughts and participate in all rituals with a pure heart and mind. Souls visiting Earth are believed to visit Earth in any form initially. Therefore, all living things should be treated with love and respect, regardless of their badges.

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