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Pitru Paksha Shradh at Gokarna | Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh 2020

PurePrayer provides Vedic and Experienced Pandits & Purohits Services to Perform Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh at Gokarna | Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh 2020.

Gokarna Kshetra is a beach-town in the confluence of rivers Gangavalli and Aghanashini in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka State. This also known as the Bhu-Kailasa, Southern Kashi and Rudrapada-Gaya of India. Gokarna has been a popular destination for performing Pujas and Homas and said to be very effective in nature. Lord Shiva consecrated by Lord Ganapati here was the Atmalinga given to the demon king Ravan and is popularly known as Mahabaleshwara. The main deity in Mahabaleshwar temple in Gokarna kshetra is Lord Shiva.

Gokarna is hence known as the southern Kashi of India and has been popular for Shraddha Pujas 2020 such as Shradh2020 Narayana bali PujaTripindi ShraddhaThila HomaNavagraha-purak-aghorastra-puja, Mrityunjaya HomamPind daan, Varshik Shraddh  Mahalaya Amavasya, Pitru Paksha Shraddha at Gokarna and many more Pujas performed by local priest families since times immemorial.

It is widely believed that Pitru Paksha Shraddha (ancestral rites) performed at Gokarna gives mukthi to the departed soul and the best time to perform this is the Mahalaya Pitru Paksha. As Gokarna has the Rudrapada of Lord Shiva, all pujas, including the Shraddh Karmas can be performed throughout the year.

When you perform these rituals to your ancestors in Gokarna Rudrapada Kshetra, Lord Shiva (Rudra) showers benevolence for generations to come. One can perform rituals like Pind Daan, Tripindi Shraddha, Mahalaya Amavasya Pitru Paksha Shradh Pujas at Gokarna among many others seeking salvation to the departed near and dear ones.

Perform Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shraddha at Gokarna Kshetra in any of these formats that you can find suitable: Online-Offline-Remote Shradh Pujas. PurePrayer can even provide Vedic Pandits who can perform Pitru Paksha Shradh2020 Pujas on your behalf.

Mahalaya Paksha | Pitru Paksha Shradh 2020

Mahalaya Paksha | Pitru Paksha is a 16 day period from Purnima thithi in Bhadrapada masa to Amavasya or Sarvapitri Amavasya also known as Mahalaya Amavasya. This is the period during which Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, especially by conducting various ancestral rites along with offerings of food to the deceased ancestors. Some believe Pitru Paksha to be inauspicious, as death rites like Shraddha, Pind Daan or Pitru Tarpan are performed, but it is generally believed to be the time when we seek the blessings of all our ancestors by offering these rituals. The Mahalaya Amavasya is the most important day in Hindu tradition, it is believed that this is the day when Lord Narayana permits all departed souls to visit earth and bless their surviving families with joy and happiness.

Pitru Paksha Shradh in Gokarna

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Mahalaya Amavasya – Pitru Paksha Shradh 2020 Dates:

Pitru Paksha Shradh 2020 is starting from Tuesday the 1st of September 2020 on Bhadrapada Shukla Purnima Thithi. The Pitru Paksha 2020 ends on Thursday, 17th September 2020 on Amavasya also known as Mahalaya Amavasya or Sarvapitru Amavasya or Peddala Amavasya or simply Mahalaya. It is the most significant day of Pitru Paksha.

Perform Pitru Paksha Shradh at Gokarna during these fifteen days of Mahalaya Amavasya shradh 2020.

You will find the different dates and Shradh2020 Thithis for Mahalaya Pitru Paksha mentioned below.:

Date Week Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh2020 Thithi
1-Sep-2020 Tuesday Poornima Shradh
2-Sep-2020 Wednesday Pratipat / Padwa Shradh
3-Sep-2020 Thursday Dviteeya / Dooj Shradh
5-Sep-2020 Saturday Tritiya Shradh /(Triteeya) Thithi /Teej Shradh


6-Sep-2020 Sunday Chaturthi / Chaturthee / Chauth Shradh
7-Sep-2020 Monday Panchami / Kumara Panchami/ Kunwara Panchamee Shradh
8-Sep-2020 Tuesday Shashthi Shradh / Chhath Shradh
9-Sep-2020 Wednesday Saptami / Saptamee Shradh
10-Sep-2020 Thursday Ashtami / Ashtamee Shradh
11-Sep-2020 Friday Matra Navami Navami/ Avidhava Navami / Naumi Shradh
12-Sep-2020 Saturday Dashami Shradh
13-Sep-2020 Sunday Ekadashi /Yekadashi / Gyaras Shraddha
14-Sep-2020 Monday Dwadashi/ Yati Dwadashi /Baras Shraddha


15-Sep-2020 Tuesday Trayodashi Teras Shraddha


16-Sep-2020 Wednesday Chaturdashi / Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddha / Ghayal Chaturdashi Shradh


17-Sep-2020 Thursday Mahalaya Amavasya


Importance of Pitru Paksha Shradh

A Paksha is of 15 days. Mahalaya Paksha | Pitru Paksh is extremely important for the Hindu orthodox, as a fortnight of revering their ancestors and clearing their Karmic debts. Hindus perform Shraddha (Thithi) during this fortnight. Pitru Paksh | Mahalaya Paksh rituals are to be compulsorily done, as per the right procedures, by every Dharmik Hindu, annually.

Karna’s legend of performing Shraddh:

It is interesting to learn that the practice of Pitru Paksha got started by Karna of Maha Bharata. Karna reaches Svarga (the heaven) and is happy. When hungry, he asks the gods for food. He is offered jewellery and gold. When he asks them why this he is not given food, they tell him he did not perform any Shraddh and offer food to his ancestors. Karna says he was not aware who his ancestors were. Karna requests for some time grace to go back to earth and perform Shradh, he is given fifteen days of grace period. This is the time period that coincides with Pitru Paksha ending in Mahalaya Amavasya. Many more references can be studied in the scriptures about the importance of PitruPaksh.

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Procedure of Pitru Paksha Shradh2020 

Pitru Paksha Shradh Puja Vdhi varies according to the Hindu tradition being followed. Ashvalayana, Baudhayana, Apastamba are some of the Sutras followed to observe Pitru Paksh Shradh.

Pitru Tarpan Vidhi:

On Pitru Paksha, the Karta performing the Shradh Puja should wear a white dhoti after taking bath. It is advisable to get the puja done by a pandit, purohith or pujari, as he will know all the chants that are to be uttered during the ceremony.

Significance of Mahalaya Amavasya 2020

The ‘Sixteenday’ special period beginning from the Purnima or the day of Full Moon of Bhadrapadmaas is of a very high significance. This period is the time to remember the ancestors or forefathers, who have left for the heavenly abode. Mahalaya Pitru Paksha or Pakshamaas is in fact, the best time in the year to offer the obeisance to the Pitru’s, members of the family and the other relatives, who have passed away to the the other world. Pitru Paksha is the best season for repaying the debts of Pitru Run (Pitrurun in Samskrit). Kanagat 2020 or Pitru Paksha 2020 will be beginning with Poornima on September 1, 2020. Pitru Paksha 2020 culminates with Mahalaya Amavasya on September 17, 2020.

Narayan Bali Puja:

Narayana Bali Puja or Moksha Narayanabali performed in Gokarna is an important and necessary ritual performed in the name of the departed. Pujas are offered to Lord Narayana in the form of Gadadhar. Narayana Bali Pooja is suggested when the horoscope (birth-chart) shows up Pitru Dosh. It can be performed during Pitu Paksha also.

Narayan Bali, a necessary ritual described in Garuda Purana for all cases of abnormal death, is explained as follows: death by fasting, by animals, by accident, by arson/fire, by a curse, or any unusual disease which suddenly caused untimely death.  These rites help the Atma (soul) to liberate and transcend. Narayan Bali consists of the same rituals as a Hindu funeral done to help the souls attain mukti. Vedic Mantras are chanted to invoke such souls. Narayanabali Pooja should be performed by those who feel that any of the kin or relatives are deprived of regular annual ceremonies. However, the priest/astrologer should be consulted before deciding to perform.

Narayana bali finds mention in Parashar Smriti. In Kaliyuga, Parashar Smriti has been upheld as the tradition to follow.

Thila Homa:

Thila homa is a Vedic ritual performed to bring peace to souls and comes to the rescue of souls of ancestors and others who may have suffered an unnatural death. Performing Thila Homa at Gokarna Kshetra is considered very auspicious.

It is stated in Puranas, that such unsettled souls are believed to wander around, constantly disturbing the positive energy and blessings. The spirit or the soul of the dead person would be in a state of limbo and suffering without being liberated.

This may result in ‘Pitru Dosh’ that could cause obstacles and troubles for the family of the deceased.

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PurePrayer offers puja and homam services, 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.

PurePrayer also 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.

Service Includes:

  1. Astrology support to help devotees with Puja, Homam and Parihara related queries
  2. Arrange a call with our Purohits and Guruji at the ashram to address queries related to the puja rituals
  3. Transfer from devotee location to Kshetras and local transportation in AC vehicles
  4. Transparent puja pricing and explanation of procedures
  5. Booking of Budget or Luxury accommodation at location
  6. Leisure and sightseeing trips (on-request)
  7. Sattvik food


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  • Manoj
    August 18, 2020

    We did The Ashlesha Bali Pooja organised by Mr Sujay from pure prayer. Thanks to them the process went very well and easily.

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