Meaning of Shradh-Pitr Paksha
Shradh is a pooja done for atma shanti for your departed paternal and maternal near and dear ones. It is a ritual for expressing one's respectful feelings for the ancestors with devotion. It allays the sufferings of your departed dear ones. Delighting ancestors before God is promoting or enhancing well-being. Pitra Kriya is more rich in significance or implication than Dev Kriya. Garud Purana, Matsya Purana, Vishnu Purana, Vayu Purana and other sacred scriptures as Manu Smriti etc. give an account or representation of Shraddh.
Shraddhyaa Kriyate Yaa Saa :
Shraddh is the ritual carried out to gratify one's ancestors. It is stated in the texts that a person who does not execute the Shraadh of his departed paternal and maternal near and dear ones has to bear much in life and even after.
Shradh in view of Garud puran
In the ancient Indian religious text Garud Puraan and other Puraans it is clearly stated that by offering this pooja to the forefathers and departed dear ones, their souls feel gratified and they bless the person with wealth, children, knowledge, joys, pleasures, with long and healthy life. We perform "Shradh" on the day when our ancestors left us for heavenly abode i. e on their death anniversary. If a person does not know the dates of passing such a person should perform Shraddh on the moonless night(Amavasya) every month or must in the month of shraadhs.
Akal Mrityu - Death before time
If someone from the family died in an accident or due to some unnatural reason, it is called as Akaal Mrityu(death before time) and for them we do "Shraadh" on last day of Ashwin month i. e., Amavasya.
Significance of Shradh Chaturdashi Tithi
For ancestors who may have died due to any weapon, poison or accidents, their Shradh is performed on Chaturdashi and for ancestors who died on Chaturdashi, their Shradh is performed on Amavasya
Benefit of Ancestor Puja
Performing this pooja for ancestors will bring good fortune to their descendants and thereby receiving positive energies for progress. The descendant also receives blessings from the pitra/forefathers to help him materially. This can greatly help the individual to progress spiritually as the material obstacles or problems are eradicated. This pooja is very powerful and effects on health and curing serious diseases. This is being done for getting recovery from chronic diseases and other body aliments. Those who are invariably suffering from any aliments shall get this pooja done for early recovery. This pooja is specifically suitable for Success in Business or Career , Protection from Evils and Enemies.
Malefic effects of Jupiter are also considered due to pitra dosh. It is not a curse of ancestors. It appears in the horoscope of a person due to the previous bad karmas of his forefathers. In simple terms, he has to pay for those actions by going through the suffering that has been decided for those karmic deeds. This will continue until these karmic debts are cleared either by suffering or by the good deeds that have been done by the person who has the pitra dosha. It is just like a child inherits the assets and liabilities of his forefathers in this materialistic world, the results of past karmas are also passed on to the descedents. To relieve yourself of pitra dosha we should do shraadh/pitrapaksh pooja on every Amavasya and also in the shraadh days in the month of Ashwin to get benefit to the greatest possible degree.
Remedy for malefic effects of jupiter
If Jupiter is in his sign of debilitation and associated with a malefic one can find his life ruined in all respects due to malefic effects of planet Jupiter. The Pitra Dosha created by the Jupiter, in horoscope, is related to the Sins committed by ancestors. Appeasing deity of the relevant planet causing Pitra Dosha in horoscope of a person is must, to get rid of the problems originated due to them. Otherwise, the implications of Pitra Dosha will continue to reflect in the birth charts of ongoing generation. Further the persons going through the main and sub period of jupter ( Brahaspati mahadasha and antardasha) are suggested to conduct the shraadh pooja so that quantum of suffering or debt is reduced.
This dosha is also minimized and fruitful results are obtained by doing the shraadh pooja by procuring the blessings of ancestors. Childless couples and persons facing hinderance in getting monetary benefits when perform this pooja are benefitted to a great extent.
Remembering loved Ancestors
Unfortunately this important death ceremony(shraadh) is one of the most neglected Hindu rituals in the present day society.vedic phrase 'jiva jivasya jivanam' the living entity survives by feeding upon another living entity who in turn survives by feeding on another living entity. . .
Performing Shradh Puja
This ceremony is performed by 2 sadhaks(brahmin) as per the prescribed rituals by offering clothes and food, etc and blessings are sought. After that it is customary to do poor feeding. We give lunch to the 108/1008 poor people. We conduct both types of offerings for maximum 'tarpan' (relief).
Time to Perform Pitra Paksha Tarpan 2014
Every year in the month of Ashwin (hindu month), Krishna Paksh i. e. , 15 days commencing from Purnima(fullmoon) to Amavasya (darknight) "Shraadh" days are performed. In the year 2014 it will be from 9th september 2014 to 24th september 2014.
Advantage of Shradh and Pitra Dosha Puja and Daan:
shradh and Pitra dosha Puja and daan is very effective for achieving success in the following
- To promote financial prosperity and stability.
- To obtain power/immovable property.
- To accerlerate/smooth functioning of business.
- To minimize the malefic effect of afflicted Jupiter.
- To obtain sidhi.
- For overall materialistic and spritual development.
- For excellent results and higher education of students.
Shradh puja expenses
Expenses for Vamtantra pitr paksha puja and daan performed at garhmukteshwar(on bank of ganga river) is Rs 15000(fifteen thousand only). Individuals can get shradh puja performed in more vrihad manner with additional expenses.
We request you to provide us the following details for the Puja:
- Complete name of the person for whom the Puja has to be performed.
- Father's Name or spouse name
- Date of Death
- Place of Death
- Time of Death
- Additional Information
- Contact Number.
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*Any pooja's and rituals done on these auspicious occasions plays prime importance to seek blessings and good fortune for all family members. Nine planets are worshiped to achieve success and the maximum power is generated from a particular planet to get it fully energised.Special Tantrik Puja's which is performed only at midnight are done to remove ego and negativeness that hamper spiritual and material growth. Tantrik rituals are performed essentially for general happiness, health, wealth, and peace. People are blessed with intense joy, prosperity and seek protection against evil, enemies and adversities.
All the above poojas are done by tantra sadhaks by maintaining pure sanctity and incorporating vedic/tantrik rituals to get fast results.
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