Vedic & Experienced Pandit for Varshika Shraddha | Shraddh Karya in Bangalore
We provide the Best Pandit in Bangalore for performing Varshika Shraddha and other related rituals.
Hindu sanatan dharma prescribes a set of rituals to be followed in life. Historically a large majority of Hindus have been observing these rituals religiously. Shraddha (श्राद्ध्) is a faithful offering to the departed. Conscious beings in forefathers (Read as: Atma or soul) go to higher realms of existence. We need to remember them and offer our prayers and food to them.
According to ancient Hindu Shastras, men or women are indebted to three forms of debts knowns as ‘Devaruna’, ‘Rishiruna’ and ‘Pitruruna’. Amongst these ‘runas’, clearing of ‘Pitruruna’ (ancestral debt) is important because we are indebted to parents or ancestors since we get this body only through them and we enjoy all material benefits through this body.
Varshik Shraddh / Barsi Ceremony:
‘Pitruruna’ can be cleared by performing Varshika Shraddha (known as Barsi Ceremony) or yearly death ceremony which falls on the Thithi, as per the Hindu Panchangam on which the parent deceased. On that particular Chamdaramaana (lunar) ‘Thithi’, Varshik ceremony is carried out.
During this ritual, the Devatas (“VASU RUDRA AND ADITYA”) are invoked and Pitrus are reached through them. Pitruruna ceremony and rituals carried by surviving son or sons on the ‘Shraddha Thithi’ is known as Varshika Shraddha.
Carrying out Varshika shraddha in ‘Teertha Kshetras’ (holy places) has been considered highly meritorious as mentioned in Puranas.
Important steps in Shraddh:
Shaddh performed can be broadly divided into four steps.
Vishwadeva Sthapana: Devatas – Vasu, Rudra, Aditya and Pitrus are invoked through Mantras with Brahmins. Through the process of consulting a professional priest and all the procedures are performed with materials to perform the ritual.
Feeding of Brahmins: Food is offered to Brahmins in gratitude.
Pind Daan: Food is offered to the Pitrus that has been prepared of rice, barley, cow milk, honey, ghee, sugar and many more. This is either fed to cow or offered in river or sea.
Tarpan: Tarpan is offering water along with sesame seeds, barley, kusha grass and white flours.
Annual Subscription Service:
We now offer an annual subscription service to have the Varshika Shraddha and Pitru Paksha performed every year in your parents or ancestors name in your absence at any of the holy ‘Kshetras’ across India. The ritual will be performed as per ‘Vedic’ practices by one of our qualified purohits along with an offering of food and ‘dakshina’ to eligible brahmins. Contact our customer support for enquiries on this service.
Online Puja & Homam Service:
Pureprayer offers online homam and puja services for devotees who cannot be present in-person at the pooja location. We perform all poojas and homas at any of our network of pooja mandirs, Kshetras and Homa Kuteeras. Our qualified vedic purohits will perform the pooja as per the prescribed procedures with a sankalpam. We can create a short video of the sankalpa along with the mantra chanting and sent to the devotee on WhatsApp. If the devotee prefers to remotely participate during the pooja or homam, we can connect with the purohits at pooja mandirs via a live video call using any of the video calling apps (WhatsApp, Zoom, Duo or Skype).
Our Service Assurance:
Pureprayer offers puja and homam services, both in the temple and ashrams at dedicated locations, performed by Vedic priests and scholars who can speak multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada etc.
- Astrology support to help devotees with puja, homam and parihara related queries
- Arrange a call with our Purohits and Guruji at the ashram to address queries related to the puja rituals
- All puja samagri (materials)
- Transfer from devotee location to Kshetras and local transportation in AC vehicles
- Transparent puja pricing and explanation of procedures
- Booking of Budget or Luxury accommodation at location
- Sattvik food
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Shraddh?
Shraddh is performed in memory of the departed parent, offering food and cloth to Brahmins. Shraddha is conducted annually on the Hindu date of departure or death.
What is Pind Daan?
To bring salvation to departed souls, Pind-daan is a mandatory thing for all Hindus and Hinduism followers. It is believed that no work can be successfully performed without the blessing of ancestors and doing of Pind Daan brings the blessings of the forefathers.
By performing the rituals as per ancient texts and paying homage to the deceased ancestors, the dead soul attains mokhsa (salvation).
What is carried out in Shraddha Karya?
Shraddh Karya is performed to offer food and water to the Pitrus every year on the day of death. When we offer food to the cow, the brahmins, the sacred fire, the river or sea and the crow, it is believed to reach the Pitrus through the five elements.
What should be done on the day of Shraddh?
- You should take rise early and perform the daily rituals
- You should partake food only once and not consume before the Brahmins have had their Bhojanam
- Food is offered to Brahmins, the sacred fire, the crow, the cow and river or sea
Why is Shraddh performed?
Shraddh is performed to provide food for the Pitrus, whose one day is actually a period of one year on the earth. By offering food to them, we are receiving their Asheervadas (benevolence)
Who should perform Shraddh?
Surviving son or sons must perform the Shraddh.
Why is Pind Daan necessary?
Pind Daan is performed to provide food for the Pitrus, whose one day is actually a period of one year on the earth. By offering food to them, we are receiving their Asheervadams every day.
When I should perform Shraddh?
Shraddh is performed on the day of death of the parent (father or mother) as per the Hindu Panchangam.
Are Pind pradaan, Barsi ceremony, Shraddh and Pind Daan same?
They are one and same. Barsi cceremony is nothing but, Varshik Shraddh. Varshik Shraddh is further truncated for general ease to Shraddh or Shraddha Karya. Pind Daan is the part of Shraddh, where food is offered to Pitrus.
Where can we perform Shraddh Karya?
Shraddha Karya is in general performed in homes or Teertha Kshetras. Performing Shraddh in Teertha kshetras are said to enhance the results manifold. We can organize Shraddha Karyas in Teertha kshetras like Gaya, Gokarna, Matru Gaya, Rameswaram and many more sacred destinations.
Can Shraddh be performed in lieu of my presence?
A Pandit or Purohit can perform the Shraddh in lieu due to conditions of bad health or other inability. If the Karta or Kartru is unable to perform Shraddha Karya for various reasons like health, medical conditions or travel factors, we have the facilities for getting performed in Teertha Kshetras.
Can I get remote support to perform Shraddh Karya?
We also offer Remote Online Support by the best Pandit, Purohit or Vadhyar performing Shraddh.
We also offer highly hygienic and sanitized facilities for performing Shraddh Karyas.