Book the best Vedic Pandit for Varshika Shraddha | Shraddh Karyas in Absentia
Pureprayer provides the Best Pandit in Bangalore for performing Varshika Shraddha and other related rituals in absentia. You can book experienced Vedic Pandits to perform Shradha Karyas (ancestral rites) in holy kshetras like, Gaya, Gokarna, Hardwar, Rameshwaram, Srirangapatna, Triambakeshwar and many others.
What is Shradh Puja in Absentia?
The need for Shraddh Pujas in absentia could arise due to unavoidable situations like pandemic, travel, health, work related difficulties and many more. Shraddh in absentia are being offered to address these situations.
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.
Even as the Indian diaspora is now spread all over the world and colonised, the desire to perform basic rituals like Shraddhas, the annual funeral rites to their departed forefathers and loved ones is still very strong in the minds of devout Hindus. Sometimes the call of the duty may come as a hindrance to perform these very essential Shraddha Karmas.
Now, there is a solution to perform Shraddhas online through verified Vedic scholars and Pundits. You can take up these completely in absentia.
Shraddhas like Mritaanna Shraddha, Parvana Shraddha, Chataka Shraddha or Sankalpa Shraddha can be performed by a learned Purohit substituting for Karta. Assigned Purohits in Punya Kshetras like Gaya, Gokarna, Hardwar, Kolluru, Rameswaram, Srirangapattna, Trimbakeshwar and many others, take up these rituals and ensure adherence to the practices.
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. Shraddha Karma or Shradh is performed on the day of death of the parent as per the Hindu Panchangam date. This generally referred as the ‘Annual Death Anniversary’. The yearly death anniversary has many names like Mritaanna Shraddha, Samvatsarik Shraddha or Paarvana Shraddha. In the North India, this is also called Brahman Bhoj or Brahmana Bhojanam.
Why is Shraddha Performed?
Hindu Sanatan Dharma prescribes a set of rituals to be followed in life. Shraddha Karma or Shradh Karma Puja are among these.
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.
Hence, performing Shraddha is said to help us get the Ashirvaadam or benevolence of the departed Pitru Devathas.
Varshika Shraddha / 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 Shraddha 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 Teertha Kshetras are Gaya-Prayagraj, Gokarna, Hardwar, Kashi (Varanasi), Rameswaram-Sethukarai, Srirangapatna, Trimbakeshwar and many more.
Important steps in Shraddh:
Shraddh performed can be broadly divided into four steps.
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.
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 is offering water along with sesame seeds, barley, kusha grass and white flours.
Annual Subscription Service for Shraddha Karmas:
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.
Perform Shradh in Absentia at Gaya Kshetra:
PurePrayer provides Vedic and Experienced Pandits & Purohits Services to Perform Varshik Shradh at Gaya Vishnupad Kshetra.
Gaya Kshetra is one of the popular Mukti Sthalas in India. Muktisthal of Gaya Vishnupad Kshetra on the banks of Phalgu River is the most sought after place for performing Ancestral rites, Shraddh Pujas, Pitru Paksha Shradh, Gaya Pind Daan, Shraddh kayra and may other Rituals. Devotees from all over visit Gaya Vishnupad Kshetra to perform these rites on the banks of Phalgu River.
When you perform Shraddh karya, Pind Daan at Gaya to your ancestors in Gaya Kshetra, Lord Vishnu showers benevolence for generations to come.
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Book and Perform Varshik Shradh at Rameswaram-Setukarai with Vedic and Experienced Pandits, Purohits and Vadhyars from PurePrayer in Rameswaram and Sethu Karai Kshetras.
Rameswaram situated in Tamil Nadu State is also a popular Mukti Sthal for the Hindus performing ancestral rites (ceremonies) like Varshik Sharddh (Barsi shradh), Masik Shraddhas, Mahalaya Amavasya Tarpanams or Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh, Pind daan, Pitru Paksha Shradh at Rameswaram, Shraddh2020, Pitru-Tarpanam and many other Shradh karmas. Dhanushkodi at Rameshwaram is also a place where Asthi Visarjan (last rites) is performed.
Vedic Pandit for Shradh in Absentia at Srirangapatna:
Perform Varshik Shradh Pujas with Vedic and experienced Pandits, Purohits and Vadhyars from Pureprayer in Srirangapatna Kshetra.
Srirangapatna is an ancient Teertha Kshetra on River Kaveri located in Mandya district of Karnataka state. Sri Ranganatha Swamy is the presiding deity here and inspiration to many devotional songs. Srirangapatna Kshetra reached primacy during the period of Sri Ramanujacharya, the founder of Vishishtadvaita philosphy. Srirangapatna is one among the Triranga kshetras and known as Adiranga. Madhyaranga and Srirangam are the other two.
Book Shraddha in Absentia at Trimbakeshwar:
Pureprayer offers best and experienced Vedic Pandits and Pujaris to perform Varshik Shraddha Karmas at Trimbakeshwar Kshetra of Nashik in Maharashtra state.
Trimbakeshwar Kshetra or Trayambakeshwar in Nasik is a popular destination for Pitru Paksha Shraddh rituals such as Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh, Pinda Pradaan, Shraddh2021, Pind Daan and Masika / Varshika Tithis, Tripindi Shraddh performed for the departed near and dear ones.
Trimbakeshwar is a very ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is among the Dwadash Jyotirlings in India. This temple is located about 28 km from Nashik (Nasik meaning nose) and about 117 km from Shirdi, in the State of Maharashtra.
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).
Frequently Asked Questions on Shradh In Absentia
What is Shradh in Absentia?
Shraddh Pujas in absentia could arise due to unavoidable situations like pandemic, travel, health, work related difficulties and many more. Shraddh in absentia are being offered to address these situations. You can book experienced Vedic Pandits to perform Shraddha Karmas in place of performing Shraddh Pujas by yourself.
What is Shradh?
Shradh 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.
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 (calendar).
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.
You can take up these completely in absentia.
Shraddha can be opted to be performed by a learned Purohit substituting for Karta. Assigned Purohits in Punya Kshetras like Gaya, Gokarna, Kolluru, Rameswaram, Srirangapattana and many more, take up these rituals and ensure adherence to the practices.
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Pureprayer offers remote service where one can request to perform the ancestral rites through local purohits in absentia. A short video taken during the puja sankalpa is sent to the devotee as proof of the puja being performed. Both in the temple and ashrams at dedicated locations, performed by Vedic 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
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- 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
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