Pitru Paksha Shradh at Srirangapatna:
Perform Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh Pujas in 2020 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.
Srirangapatna is well known for Pitru Paksha Shraddh rituals such as Tripindi Shradh, Pinda Pradhana, Pind Daan and Masika / Varshika Tithis performed on the banks of river Kaveri for the departed near and dear ones.
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Triveni Sangam at Srirangapatna:
Sangam is the confluence of three rivers Kaveri, Lokapavani and Kabini near Srirangapatna. Many devotees visit the Sangam during Dakshinayan, commencing from Shravanmaas for performing ancestral worships, Pind Daan, Tripindi shraddh, Shradh Puja, Varshika Shradh, Pitru paksha shradh.
This region was known as Gautama Kshetra during Vedic age. It is stated in the Brahmanda Purana that, Lord Vishnu settled in this region as Lord Sri Ranganathaswamy to answer the prayers of Kaveri and Sage Gautama.
Asthi Visarjan at Srirangapatna
The confluence of three rivers at Srirangapatna, namely The holy Kaveri, the Kabini and Hemavathi is known as Triveni Sangam. Thousands of people come to Paschima Vahini all through the year for ‘Asti Visarjan’ or immersion of ashes of the dead. This is believed to give ‘Moksha’ or eternal life to the dead person. This is also the place where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes was also immersed.
The river Kaveri is also known as Paschimavahini and is believed to grant Moksha for the departed, when ‘Asthi Visarjan’ is performed here. Devotees take up many kinds of religious activities like Homas, Shantis and funeral rites, shradh, Tripindi shradh, at Srirangapatna.
Srirangapattana is about 130Kms from Bangalore and it takes around 2 1/2 hours to reach. If traveling from Bangalore one must start early in the morning or as early as possible as Shradh rituals start early last longer till which one is expected to be in fasting.
Pitru Paksha Shraddh 2020
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 Shradh, 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.
Mahalaya Amavasya – Pitru Paksha Shraddh Dates 2020:
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 Srirangapatna during these fifteen days of Mahalaya Amavasya 2020.
You will find the different dates and Shradh Thithis for Mahalaya Pitru Paksha mentioned below.:
|Date||Week||Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh Thithi|
|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|
|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
Importance of Pitru Paksha Shradh
A Paksha is of 15 days. 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 Shraddha, 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.
Procedure of Pitru Paksha Shradh
Pitru Paksha Shradh Puja Vdhi varies according to the Hindu tradition being followed. Ashvalayana, Baudhayana, Apastamba are some of the Sutras followed to observe Pitrupaksh Shradh.
Pitru Tarpan Vidhi:
On Pitru Paksha, the Karta performing the Shraaddha 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. Pitrupaksha 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.
Perform Narayanabali Puja in Srirangapatna Kshetra to reap the full benefits of pujas and Kshtrea. Narayan Bali Puja, 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.
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